Today I want to talk more about the emotion of fear and the psychological purpose of anxiety. Changing these emotions into positive, advantageous feelings will also be discussed, too.
Monday, I asked what it is you are really afraid of. Is it rejection? Is it failure? Is it inevitable loss of someone or something? Will you never achieve financial or personal prominence that your peers have?
Fear is the ego not having control. Fear is insecurity. Fear is not being able to be comfortable with yourself in the moment. Fear is not allowing yourself to be curious about what is. Fear is inability to say “I don’t give a s**t” about the person the world expects you to be. Fear is constantly living in the past.
Take a breath. A really deep breath.
First of all, the way out of these apprehensions begins with understanding them in a different way. Remember when I brought up neuroplasticity yesterday?
Here’s when I discuss it more:
Neuroplasticity refers to the processes by which the brain modifies its function in response to changes in internal and external environments. Imagine that the brain is nothing more than a network of neural circuitry that is multi-layered. All of the cells, much like in real life, are connected. When we make memories, there is a specific path that is imprinted upon unique areas of the brain (speech, auditory, vision, etc). Now, imagine that you have something traumatic happen to you. (What is traumatic to us, really? Let me elaborate: toxic relationships, loss of employment, bad habits, minor injuries, death and loss of a loved one, being told no when you put a lot of energy into wanting to hear a “yes”) A new neural path has been made and feelings have been assigned to every neuron in each cortex. You now have the feelings of anxiety associated with losing your job because it is a new experience that has been wired into your brain.
Can you undo this? Yes. Can you unlearn something and relearn it with a different result? Yes. That is why neuroplasticity is so exciting when combined with different and natural therapies!
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