Why do we fear FEAR?
Well, for a number of reasons, but let's start with this one: FEAR = discomfort.
Fear is our body's natural instinct. Our bodies go in "fight-or-flight" mode to protect us from attack. We're uncomfortable because we feel threatened in some way.
However, when it comes to fearing FEAR itself, we memorize past experiences where we've felt afraid, embarrassed, ashamed, and just downright frozen in our boots and we don't want to experience those lower emotional states again. So, essentially, we are protecting ourselves from harm except for the tiny fact that this means we're also afraid of things that HAVE NOT HAPPENED YET. It's one thing to come face to face with a giant dinosaur; it's another to come face to face with something that doesn't even exist.
It's all a projection from our mind. We fear repeating the patterns so we experience a negative event before it's actually manifest in our physical reality.
So why is it so hard for us to project something positive instead? Why does our brain always turn towards fear instead of something like success or excitement?
Two words: limiting beliefs.
We hold on to our emotions tied to an experience and it sticks with us gum sticks to the bottom of your shoe. We fear FEAR because in simplest terms, it doesn't make us feel "good" when we'd rather just feel comfortable. Comfortable feels BETTER. It's safe.
Reprogramming our own minds can be a bitch sometimes, but not impossible. The more we tune into what we're actually feeling, the more we can alleviate some of the pressure we put on ourselves. It's where things like shadow work, inner child work, deep meditation, hypnosis, NLP, EFT, psychotherapy, etc come in. There are so many ways to release what's holding you back; it's just a matter of which direction you decide to go in and what resonates with you best. For some people, it's doing the work themselves. For others, they need guidance from a professional.
So what are you fearing right now in your life? Are you fearing FEAR itself and the negative reaction your body has to this low emotion? Fear is normal meaning YOU ARE NORMAL to feel it. What's not normal is letting it RULE over your life. Understand that you always have your hand on the steering wheel of your life.