It’s what we feel when we’re disconnected from all that is right in our lives.
Sure, there is a healthy place and time for fear — like being attacked by a bear or some other wild animal — but most of the time, we feel fear when there is no imminent risk to our lives. We fear what’s in front of us, likely based upon past experiences and influences, and we act accordingly.
What about the ‘present’? The here and now…
In other words, if no moment outside of ‘right now’ existed, would there be anything to fear? Would we feel scared, angry, frustrated, or stressed?
Most of the time, the answer is no.
And, most of the time, love, satisfaction, and peace prevail.
Today’s lesson is to abandon irrational fear and maintain healthy fear if it pertains to this very moment.
write down your answers to the following questions:
- Why am I feeling this fear? (fear of past, present, or something else)
- Since I know I am truly safe, is there another feeling I might be able to choose instead?
- If I could choose any other emotion, which would I choose instead of how I’m feeling right now? And how can I feel this way immediately? (most of the time, it’s simply changing our minds, or deciding)
Your reality is your reality. You get to choose, as soon you acknowledge it’s a choice. A healthy body starts with a healthy mind.
Today, you’ve learned one more way to improve the health of your mind, and therefore your body. Happiness leads to great health, and you can choose to be happy whether you’re laying in bed, staring at the walls of a cubicle, or outside on an adventure.
Interpret this world the way you want to see it; not the way the media wants you to, the way your parents did, your friends do, or anyone decides for you.
I’m so grateful for you,
Dr. Kareem Samhouri
Dr. Kareem Samhour is known as (perhaps) the best Doctor of Physical Therapy & Kinesiologist on the internet. People come to him for results when other methods fail, injury gets in the way, or health situation is more complicated. Dr. Kareem Samhouri exercising In fact, he and his companies reach a combined total of 1.5 MILLION people on a daily basis to help them with their health. If you ever saw Dr. Kareem on the street and mentioned something was going on with your health, however, he would volunteer and offer to help you for free... that's the Dr. Kareem way.