Fear is a toxic and very fast spreading virus of the mind. As you get deeper and deeper on The Path, you will become more sensitive to other people and their state of being.

Your job is to stay aware of your being and notice when you have taken on the thoughts and emotions of others.

Have you ever noticed that you could be having a perfectly fine day and then you spend time with someone whom you love and care for, who may be in a negative and fearful place, and after you’re done hanging out with them, YOU feel negative and fearful?

That’s what I call catching the fear bug. You have let the energy and thoughts of another become your own. And doesn’t it almost feel unfair, because they didn’t even ask? They just seemed to dump all over you.

But you see, as you become more aware, as you step into your own power, this will not change the negativity of the world or of others. In fact, you will become vastly more aware of other people’s fear and negativity. But do not fret.

Your job is to become strong enough to see and experience the fear and negativity of others and, instead of resisting it and calling it “evil” or “dark”, to understand it is simply a deep yearning for love. When you understand and know that another’s fearful and negative state of being is nothing more than a call for love, you no longer have to assume their fear or let it affect you. You can simply understand what they are really looking for and send Love instead of fear back to them.

When we understand that the fear and negativity in others is a call for Love, we inoculate ourselves against the fear bug. We have an anti-fear-otic that, through our awareness, transforms fear into Love within us. This way, we can purge our bodies of the fear of others and actually respond from a place that not only helps to elevate and heal them, but also elevates and heals us in the process.

So inoculate yourself from fear today by understanding the negativity and fear of others is simply a call for Love and decide that you are going to be the person to answer that call today.


Surrendering to Fears will lead to your true living

We are funny creatures sometimes; we’re afraid to live and afraid to die.

So many times we find ourselves stuck in the middle with no way out. If we decide to live and follow our intuition, we get so wrapped up in what “COULD” happen and all the fears associated with taking risks, we become afraid.

On some subconscious level we think that by living we will “die”.

In our fear-based thoughts, risk equals death. At the root of not moving forward, a lot of people admit, that they think they will just spontaneously combust if they take too many risks – like The Uni-verse will destroy them if they take too many risks.

So in this way it is the fear of death that prevents us from living. And when we stop living we invite a certain kind of death into our experience.

Being afraid to live and afraid to die is a wonderful trick: fear-based ego thinking keeps us in our comfort zone.

There is an evolutionary reason for this. Fear helps us survive.

But today we are about more than just surviving – we are about thriving.

Thriving means more than just existing. It means living at our own unique Highest Potential, which requires us to take a step outside of our comfort zone daily.

We are grateful for fear, but allow ourselves to make a choice from a higher place, from a place of trust. The ironic thing is that once we die to our fears, we can live.

So living does require that we die, that we die to our fears, our doubts and our old ways of thinking. We must let our fears die and be reborn of the spirit. We must take that first scary step out with trust that we will either know how to fly or that we will be caught.

The irony is that by playing it safe we are actually slowly dying day by day, and by risking death, we are actually taking a step towards life.

I live my life everyday conscious of the question, “When you get to the end of your life, will you die wondering ‘what if?’” If the answer is yes, then I always do the thing I’m afraid of doing. I am also conscious of the fact that I may be blessed to live to be 100 or more, but I may also not make it through the day. So I also try my best to live in a way that doesn’t delay the things I want to do. If there is a risk to take, I want to take it now. I don’t take blind risks. I take calculated risks, I think things through, but at the end of the day the risks I still take are scary as hell. This is a positive affirmation that we all must say to ourselves.

Let us step into the knowing that is it by dying to our fears that we live. Let us take action on this and realise the only way to die to our fears is to face them. Let us face them with the solid faith that The Uni-verse has got our back.

It’s kind of fun to live life not knowing what’s going to happen next. What fears can you die to today?

The truth is that we all need to “Surrender to our fears if we truly want to live!”

– Mustafah Mun

What do you fear?

What do you fear?

I watched a child in the mall yesterday as she was kicking and screaming. Her parents were trying their best to calm her down.

I also watched the people passing by them. Some shook their heads and saw the child as a spoiled, “give me what I want now,” child. Others paused and offered a few kind words to both the child and parents.

“You’re such a beautiful little girl. Such a beautiful girl shouldn’t cry,” one lady said.

“Don’t be so sad. We all have bad days,” added another.

“I think she’s a spoiled brat,” I heard one whisper to a friend.

None of themwere right. The child was neither spoiled nor having a bad day.

She was afraid.

The parents told me afterwards that someone carrying a coat scared her. She’s afraid of dogs. The coat looked like a big dog.

They went on to explain that it is a challenge for them to go places. Friends have dogs, neighbors nearby walk their dogs down the street.

So, you can imagine what it’s like to try to get through a day without sending your child into a panic.

I can remember, as a child walking up the steps at night I would get the feeling that someone or some thing was going to grab my feet. So, I ran most of the time.

I’ll admit that occasionally as an adult I do the same thing.

Fear – what you fear the most in life, owns you, controls you, limits you.

I struggle with the fear of heights, but I fight it. My wife sent me off in a glider on my 60th birthday. I was fine. I was better than fine, I was great!

If I could have one foolish child-like wish come true it would be to have the ability to fly like a bird.

The truth is fear can be debilitating. Fear cripples many, limits abilities to enjoy even the simplest things in life and in some cases stops people from having medical procedures that could prevent major health issues.

Fear also crushes dreams.

Sometimes our own fears are imposed on others around us affecting their views and impacting their ability to live life fully…all in the name of love, concern and good parenting.

Someone once used the acronym F.E.A.R as False Evidence Appearing Real.

I’m not sure that applies to all fear. One might have had a bad experience with a dog and now that fear is real, relevant in their lives.

But, I think the kind of fear I believe we can deal with is the fear that reinforces doubt.

In particular poor self image issues either self imposed or wrongfully fed to you by others in your life or the world in general.

Fear and doubt are enemies of faith. They are the enemy thatyou permit to control your decisions, even when you declare your faith in God.

You give them power over you. The enemy doesn’t want you to be happy, successful, or faithful. The enemy wantsyou to fail and stay there. Why?

Because successful, happy, healthy people give credit for their happiness to God even when they face their fears they declare their belief in the God who fears nothing.

“Fear prevents, faith prevails!”

Bob Perks

Bob Perks is an inspirational author and speaker. Bob’s new book I Wish You Enough has been published by Thomas Nelson Publishers. A collection of stories based on his Eight Wishes expressed below. Available through your favorite bookstore or online. Visit www.BobPerks.com

“I Wish You Enough!”
(c) 2001 Bob Perks
I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.
I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish you enough “Hello’s” to get you through the final “Goodbye.”