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Fear: The invisible cage

What is fear? It is a necessary emotion when it serves to keep you safe. It acts as a response to a perceived threat, and is healthy when that threat is real. But when that perception is imagined, it can be detrimental to your health and can keep you from living your life normally. There are those of us out there who haven’t stepped out of the house since the pandemic started. It got me thinking about the effect it may be having on our mental and physical well being. My purpose is to reach out and let you know you’re not alone, and to remind you, you also have the ability to choose something other than fear. It all comes down to how you see a situation. If you see a situation as threatening to your physical well being then odds are you will remove yourself from that situation. Completely isolating yourself from life and those around you goes beyond fear. The way I think about fear is it’s like an invisible cage. You can’t see it but you know it’s there. Everywhere you go it seems to follow you. You have an important key to unlock this invisible cage My counsellor taught me negativity attempts to trap us in a constant constant cycle. When we are afraid it often causes feelings of anxiety and uneasiness, one is uncertain about what is happening around them therefore they can feel helpless. Positivity needs to become a constant cycle we practice. When you are positive it stimulates feelings of happiness and self confidence in contrast to your circumstances. It is a state of mind. You can’t control the situation around you, but you can control yourself in response to them. Fear is a state of mind also, or more aptly, a byproduct of thought. It is up to you whether you decide to live there or not. I hope you decide to practice freedom of thought and enjoy life. You’ll find the good outweighs the bad.

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