When we think of fear what comes to mind? First a physiological reaction, heart racing, body starts to sweat. Then we start to notice the cognitive reactions, mind racing about all the potential dangers this fear holds. From here we move into an emotional reaction attaching the label of fear to this feeling. Then it leaks into our connective tissue and grips at our muscles repeating the cycle all over again unitl we are able to detach from its hold.
The first type a fear we hear a lot about as this was born out of a need for survival. We needed to feel fear to keep us alive. If we were not scared of the lion the lion would eat us. The wiring system is still there but there is no lion. In our society today our lions do not kill us quickly they eat away at us slowly. Things like stress, anxiety, depression are what put this fear cycle back in motion.
CAUSE & EFFECT FEAR
The second type of fear is the fear we feel when we are going to make a bad decision. This fear puts the cycle in motion to let us know that there will be negative outcomes to this choice.
It is funny in our society we still tend to listen to the first type of fear that should of evolved into the second type of fear. But we haven’t. Why not?