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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Let Your Fear Fear Your Knowledge on Fear

Brrrrrr...I fear the thought of being with myself in a room full of darkness, h-h-h-heights! itzzz eeee...impossible! How often you use such exclamatory phrases and more often than not, mimic it when the terrifying episode is over and you are pondering over the breathtaking moments and narrating it light-heartedly to your folks. Some questions are answered by science while others are yet unresolved while we are awaiting for some scientist to rack their brains and provide us with one such factual tablet, to keep us at ease, from the unknown fear. 

Yes, the unknown fear! Not the reason of fear but the cause of fear. Several of us fear the ghosts. Not that we have seen one but we are not certain of the believed-to-be blood-oozing face and open hair, white sari, midnight..and many such symbolism that correspond to the tell-tale ghosts. 

Scientific study indicates that our sub-consciousness stores certain facts that we refuse to sort at the moment. Its more like a repository of memories that we are afraid to handle or tackle. We avoid this and submerge it into our subconsciousness. The result - all of these episodes and events are archived into the sub-conscious part of our brain. Our naturally automated system prompts us to look into these fears, when our mind is idle and is free to think of the pending episodes, yet unresolved and unanswered. 

Something constantly nudges us from within to face a certain situation or a thought. But to avoid any uneasiness and discomfort in going back to the once terrifying situation or person or event, we tend to divert our mind, ignoring the calling from within. 

As rightly said by someone, one can never escape one's conscious. In this case, the sub-conscious! So, it takes shape of dreams and reminds you of its unsettled state. But since you do not wish to recall it and fear the mere thought of the unfavorable event, it takes the form of a ghost-like figure or something of disgust and again to avoid it, you awaken hastily and breathless. Repeatedly avoiding it, causes hallucinations and you can then view the already formed person or event ​

Our Fears:

  • Failure
  • Comparison - Being Superior to the Rest 
  • Accepting compliments. I thought acknowledging praise meant you brag, you are proud, but I've learned that knowing your strengths enables you to make use of them. "Don't be so humble; you're not that great." - Quoted by someone
  • The "bitch" Label If everyone likes you, it probably means you aren't saying much. - Oprah​

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