Last night, in the middle of the night, fear crept up inside me. For the last couple of months, I’ve had occasional vertigo. As I laid in bed, I said to myself, “What is wrong with me?”
Then the fear spread in my head and my body froze.
I know what fear feels like, but now I use tools to help me let go of the fear. Right after I feel fear, I connect with my mantra: I have a strong mind. I repeat this phrase over and over in my mind. Last night, I actually fell asleep saying this mantra.
Other things to remember about fear:
- Fear can be learned. In the past, I was afraid of vertigo. Now I know that fear is an experience or energy. It can be transformed – it will not stay. I turn the light on fear, face the fear, and then release it.
- Identify the specific event that caused the fear and sever the emotional ties.
- Remember the more you hold onto fear, the more it manifests. Fear is like food – you want more.
- Give fear “no power.”
- Increase self-confidence (that is why I say “I have a strong mind”).
- Reprogram the subconscious mind using mantras, meditation, or hypnosis.
I remember hearing that the antidote to fear is gratitude. Anthony Robbins who is an American author and life coach says, “The antidote to fear is gratitude. The antidote to anger is gratitude. You can’t feel fear or anger while feeling gratitude at the same time.” Sometimes when I feel fear, I say to myself, “I am so thankful for my life. I will be okay.”
I am okay. I am sitting here typing this post. I am so thankful to have the opportunity to share my thoughts. Thank you for reading my words.
*Note 12/26/18: I went to the doctor and found out that I have low iron which is why I was feeling dizzy.