Overcome fear by realizing that all fear is nothing but a state forgetfulness — forgetting your Truth, forgetting your Worth, forgetting your Power, forgetting your Wisdom, forgetting your Purpose, and forgetting your Source.
9 Ways to Overcome Fear and Live with Courage
Fear has no power of its own. But it can feed with the power we give to it. And today we will learn how to stop giving fear power over us. Today we will discover 9 ways to overcome fear and live with courage.
1. Open yourself up to this idea that fear is nothing but an illusion and that Love is the only thing that’s real
The first step to overcome fear is by realizing that all fear is nothing but a state forgetfulness — forgetting your Truth, forgetting your Worth, forgetting your Power, forgetting your Wisdom, forgetting your Purpose, and forgetting your Source.
A Course in Miracles talks about this so beautifully:
“Nothing and everything cannot coexist. To believe in one is to deny the other. Fear is really nothing and love is everything. Whenever light enters darkness, the darkness is abolished.” ~ A Course in Miracles
As well as the New Testament,
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of self-confidence.” ~ 2 Timothy 1:7
And John Lennon:
“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance.” ~ John Lennon
2. Revise anything you no longer wish to sustain in your world
“Dwelling on past irritations or hurts perpetuates them and creates a vicious circle that serves to confirm these negative emotions. The circle can be broken by starting now to revise anything that you no longer wish to sustain in your world.” ~ Neville Goddard
Revise anything that you no longer wish to sustain in your world by spending at least 5 minutes each day recreating the scenes of the past. Change what was once dark, painful, and fearful, into something wonderful, healthy, and inspiring. By doing so, your present and future life will be built on the foundation of those newly created healthy memories.
Don’t let your fearful mind bully you into thinking you have to dwell on past hurts and irritations and carry these heavy weights with you wherever you go.
“By revising the past, you rid yourself of any effect it may have on your future. Revision is truly the key, which can be used to unlock the doors that have kept you trapped in a particular state.” ~ Neville Goddard
3. Center yourself, in Yourself
Your body is a lot like a house – if the owner of the house goes wandering from place to place – leaving the doors and windows of the house opened, thieves and burglars will effortlessly walk in to take advantage of the situation. And the same happens when you are Not at Home in Your Body.
When you are not being fully grounded, present and engaged in your body, you become an easy target for fear, doubt, anxiety, jealousy, anger, and all the other thieves and mind burglars who are eager to steal your joy, peace, and wellbeing.
“Be where you are. Look around. Just look, don’t interpret. See the light, shapes, colors, textures. Be aware of the silent presence of each thing. Be aware of the space that allows everything to be.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
Center yourself, in Yourself.
Treat your body with the love, dignity, and respect it truly deserves. And don’t let your fearful thoughts trick you into thinking you need to go outside yourself to find yourself. Always remember that all that you need is already Within Yourself!
4. Live each day in wonder
Stay open and receptive to the magic and wonder present all around you. Be as a little child – curious, present, thankful, and joyful.
Pay full attention to what’s unfolding in front of you.
Take nothing for granted.
Each day is a gift. Each moment is a new life. Each breath is a blessing.
Acknowledge the beauty that surrounds you – the trees, the clouds, the stars, the flowers, the smells, the colors, the people… Acknowledge all the beauty and magic this world has to offer, and give your loving thanks for all of it.
5. Dwell in thankfulness
I have always loved this quote from the great mystic, Meister Eckhart:
“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” – Meister Eckhart
To give thanks to all that life has to offer you, no matter if you perceive it as good, bad, ugly, or beautiful, is to melt all fear from your mind and heart make room in your life for Love.
A fearful mind knows no thankfulness. But a mind filled with love is a mind that knows how powerful gratitude is.
Get into the habit of saying ‘thank you’ to everything and everyone. And know that by doing so, not only will you bring love and peace back into your life, but you will also realize that nothing in this life happens To you, it all happens For you.
6. Time alone in silence
“God’s one and only voice are Silence.” ~ Herman Melville
Each day, seek to spend at least 5 to 10 minutes alone in silence. (If you live in a busy home and you can’t find a quiet space, go to the bathroom. Close the door after you and don’t let anyone disturb until you have reconnected with the Peace and Love that’s present in the silence of your heart and mind.)
“In quietness and trust shall be your strength.” Isaiah 30:15
Give yourself the gift of silence, and silence will reveal to you the Truth about everything – about Yourself, about Life, about Love, and about fear…
“If you let yourself be blown to and fro, you lose touch with your root. If you let restlessness move you, you lose touch with who you are.” ~ Lao Tzu
7. Fill your Heart with Prayer, and your Soul with Meditation
Fill your Heart with Prayer and your Soul with Meditation. Give your Heart and Soul the nourishment they need to heal your fearful mind and infuse your life with Light and Love.
(To me, prayer isn’t a religious practice, but rather an intimate act of connecting our minds with our Hearts and our Souls with the Life and Love of all things…. While meditation is an act of letting go and surrender so that we can hear our inner guidance and the answer to our prayers…)
“The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.” ~ Søren Kierkegaard
Always remember that to surrender is not to give your power away, but to take back the Power you once gave away; to surrender is to no longer allow your fearful mind, and insecure ego to decide what’s ‘good’ for you.
Surrender your life constantly to the Higher part of you – surrender to your Soul, surrender to your Truth, surrender to your Light, surrender to your Inner God.
“All real pleasure comes from doing God’s Will. (And God is within yourself. Always remember that – Within yourself, NOT, Outside yourself.) This is because not doing it is a denial of Self.” ~ A Course in Miracles
Fear tells us we are small, unworthy, and insignificant;
Fear tells us we will fail;
Fear tells us we are all alone;
Fear tells us nobody will listen to us;
Fear tells us to hide;
Fear tells us we are nothing…
But that’s just fear.
—And Love Heals—
Love Knows we are love, loved, and loving;
Love Knows we are guided;
Love Knows we are never alone;
Love Knows we are worthy and enough;
Love Knows we are beautiful;
Love Knows we are Powerful beyond measure;
Love Knows we are Wise, Brave, and Courageous…
Love Knows, and fear thinks… Fear lies, and Love Heals.
Overcome fear with Love
Love your darkness into the light.
Love your enemies into friendships.
Love your wounds into wisdom.
Love your sickness into health.
Love all fear into Love.
Love it all… because there is no greater power than Love…
Open yourself up to this idea that fear is nothing but an illusion. And that Love is the only thing that’s real. And let your Love show you how to overcome fear.
What about you? What is the first step you will take today to overcome fear? You can share your comment below 🙂