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Face Your Fears and You Will Put Them Under Your Control

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Fear is an emotion that arises when you expect danger. Fear has prevented people from doing what they love, and it has made individuals bow down to political authorities even though these authorities exploit their rights. Primarily, fear has resulted in people not chasing their dreams. Fear is, therefore, the biggest impediment to an individual’s progress.

Many people think they’ll take massive action when they eliminate their fears. They don’t know that it’s impossible to eliminate fear because fear is a part of human nature. We were created with fear in us so that we avoid dangerous situations. Fear enabled the ancient man to avoid putting himself in positions that exposed him to wild animals. It was crucial for his survival.

However, today, fear is not a crucial feature of our survival. Fear, especially the fear of failure, prevents us from reaching our full potential because we often avoid situations that force us to face this fear.

We fail to realize that the path to prosperity requires us to be bold and face our fears. I use the term ‘face’ because one cannot eliminate fear, but one can face it and put it under control.

Anyway, never think you’ll take a major risky step when you’ll eliminate your fears. Instead, realize that fear can’t be eliminated, and just take that step even though you fear taking it, and in taking action, you’ll realize that there is nothing to fear because you’ll put fear under your control.

That being said, the best antidote for fear is to do something even when you are afraid. For instance, if you fear speaking to a crowd, don’t avoid public speaking until the day you’ll eliminate that fear. Instead, just try speaking to a crowd regardless of your fears and you’ll get used to them, and eventually put them under your control.

Lastly, conduct a self-assessment test to check how fear has been a barrier to your progress. Then face it, instead of avoiding it and wishing it goes away. Trust yourself and learn to put it under your control because you’ll never eliminate fear.

Dan Rather – Courage is being afraid but Going on Anyway

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Three Amazing Factors That Prove God is Highly Interested in the Continuation of All Living Things

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N/B – In the article, I use the terms, ‘God’ and ‘him’ to refer to The Creator/Infinite Intelligence/The Universe/The Source of All Things.

While meditating on the relationship between God and the physical world, it dawned on me that God is highly interested in all living things and ‘he’ can’t live without them.

He thus programmed living things in the following ways to ensure their continuity.

He programmed most living things to:

1.Fear Death

Many living things, including us, are programmed to fear death. For this reason, we run for our lives when we face death although we don’t know what will happen after we die.

Everything could have gone extinct if all creatures never feared death. The Creator thus ensured most creatures survive by making them fear death, and avoid it when possible.

2.Love Mating

The Creator could have designed sex to be the most boring thing on earth. After all, he can do anything. However, he made sex a pleasurable activity to make many living things want to engage in it. Besides, he designed the sexual urge to be so irresistible to many creatures that some kill each other and risk injury for sex.

Sex is unavoidable, and individuals who abstain for long periods suffer from cardiovascular diseases, stress, and a weak immune system. Some creatures, for instance, dogs become very aggressive if you deny them their right to mate. Besides this, even if you try to abstain, the sexual urge will make you desire sex. This urge wants you to preserve the human species.

If God could not have designed sex to be irresistible, all living things could have abstained from it, and the abstinence would have led to their extinction. For this reason, sex was meant to ensure the continuation of all living things.

3.To Be Harsh With Their Young

Many creatures are designed to fiercely protect their young. The Creator programmed animals to be protective with their young to ensure the continuation of all species. Many creatures would have gone extinct if their parents never protected them fiercely.

Concluding Remarks

With this in mind, it’s clear that God treasures our survival so much that he doesn’t allow extinction. He could have allowed the extinction of all living things to happen a long time ago if he wanted, but he avoids doing so because he treasures the physical world. Maybe he can’t survive without us because he deeply loves us or he is us.

What’s your opinion on this topic? Why do you think God is highly interested in the continuation of all living things?

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The Top 6 Major Ways Modern Society is Killing Creativity

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All human beings are highly creative. Infinite Intelligence blessed us with a powerful mind that can create beautiful art, and solve all our problems. However, despite having a powerful mind, most individuals are not creative because the modern society is killing creativity by:

1.Promoting the Myth of the Starving Artist

Modern society loves promoting the idea that creative people especially writers, painters, and musicians earn low incomes.  For this reason, there are many memes on the internet that show how artists are struggling to make ends meet. The idea of the starving artist has killed creativity since it prevents people from pursuing artistic careers.  Besides, it has resulted in parents not enrolling children in art classes hence killing their children’s creative abilities at an early age.

2.Encouraging School

The modern society encourages everybody to attend school without knowing its disastrous effects on creativity. School promotes the idea of ‘one right answer,’ which kills creativity by preventing students from thinking outside the box. Moreover, school kills creativity by promoting logic and rationality.

3.Promoting the Ego

‘Creativity is a matter of receptiveness and recognition. This cannot happen if you’re convinced that the world revolves around you.’ – Ryan Holiday, Ego is the Enemy

Today, most TV shows, movies, and songs promote the ego by making us obsessed with feelings of self-importance. These feelings make artists obsessed with pursuing glory instead of concentrating on improving their creative skills. Besides, the feelings make us too proud to be willing to learn from others even though learning boosts creativity.

4.Promoting the ‘Busy Myth’

Today, many people believe busyness is a sign of seriousness and future success. For this reason, most of us act or keep ourselves busy without realizing that busyness kills creativity as it leads to mental fatigue, and results in us lacking the time for mental relaxation practices such as, the art of doing nothing and meditation, which are essential for creativity.

5.Technology

Although internet technology boosts creativity because it increases access to information, it has also limited creativity as it makes people to look for solutions from websites instead of formulating their own solutions. Moreover, it has resulted in information overload, which hinders creativity by causing mental overload. Besides the internet technology, most types of technology limit creativity because they occupy our time and prevent us from performing creative activities such as reading, painting, writing, and singing. 

6.Encouraging People to Focus on Money

Money is good because it increases our comfort levels. However, focusing too much on it forces us to work in jobs we hate hence killing our creative abilities. It’s impossible to be creative when working in a job we hate because creativity requires passion and inspiration.

Conclusion

The above, and many other factors that modern society promotes explain why modern people are becoming less creative. We thus have to discourage them and embrace the factors that improve creativity because our future depends on creativity.

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