Fear is only as deep as the mind allows. – Japanese Proverb.
I read that fear is an emotional kickback induced by a perceived threat, which causes a change in brain and organ function, as well as in behavior. Fear can lead us to hide, to run away, or to freeze in our shoes. Fear may arise from a confrontation or from avoiding a threat, or it may come in the form of a discovery.
When I was younger, fear came in the form of the devil who shall take me away if I’m not asleep. A bit later, fear came in the form that whether I shall be accepted in school because of my dark complexion, for which I was bullied but whatever. Few years later, my biggest fear was attempting the grade 10 boards with the ultimate pressure from all the sides! After that dread was dealt in the form of getting into college with an instill clique.
Now being an adolescent girl, I’ve had this fear that someone’s going to hurt me..Guys you know older guys, like say the ones that are out of school even the 18 yr old and stuff. I don’t know why, and its getting worse, i cant even walk around in my own neighborhood which defines the word safe! Every car that goes past me, if it has a guy in it I will instantly freak out and even when I’m with a friend in a shopping center, if I don’t have my parents there I feel like someones going to try and kidnap me or hurt me in some way and its getting quite ridiculous.
I guess most of the time I keep thinking I’m still that vulnerable little girl even though I’m 17 now and could probably just kick them in the nuts, punch their nose in and run. I still don’t believe in my self, and the fact that I’m scared when people touch me..even my friends like…they would complement my hair and then touch the tip and I would instantly before I’d even thought about it grab their arm and twist it around, not enough so I’d hurt them they’d laugh and go WHOA. But…there’s really a deeper meaning behind it I guess. I jump when anyone comes near me.
Positivity was the solution. Thinking about those things made me even weaker. Being optimist is a reward in itself. Thinking the other way helped me overcome the fear of being molested. The guys in the car passing by had to do something with me or were they just casually passing by? It could be anything but keep faith in yourself. What you think is what the universe attracts towards you. The law of attraction in this world is very strong. Think about something bad happening to you, the universe shall attract all those thoughts & you’ll suffer. So isn’t it better thinking the other way round? 🙂