“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." Franklin D. Roosevelt
Do you live in fear? Intense fear? Are you surrounded by it all the time? Talk about strained relationships. We psychologists call fear a “negative” emotion. As efforts to avoid negativity compound we build meta-levels of fear. We’re no longer just scared we’re scared of feeling scared. It's possible to end up with more fear, instead of less fear, when you view fear as a bad thing. Relax; all emotions have a positive purpose that serves us well. Have you ever thought about that? Sometimes fear triggers a gut-response that helps us anticipate and respond to a threat. Unfamiliar things that may be dangerous alert us to pay attention. How’s that for turning a negative into a positive? Make it a survival point of view. Consider other purposes fear may have from your point of view.