The Problem With Fear

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“The problem with fear, is that it makes the horrible things we go through, seem a hundred times worse.”

Nicodemas

Fear can be a prison. We all go through terrible things at some point in our lives. But when we become afraid, we allow the horrible things to control us, and the fear of those horrible things, can cloud our thinking. We will have a difficult time seeing the real issues clearly.

Sometimes this can happen when a prolonged period of calamity, or perceived calamity, creates a type of history in our lives. And so over time we expect the bad things to happen again. For example, a person fights cancer over a period of time, has victory over it, and they might constantly be afraid of it coming back. Or a family member can be afraid for their loved one, and afraid of them dying.

Religious people will sometimes offer advice to just “let it go”, or that we need to trust more. That’s easier said than done, and can at times, seem judgmental.

I am no expert, but here are a few things I have learned battling this issue:

Talk to a friend or family member. Sometimes just talking about the issue can make a world of difference. You don’t always need advice, just someone that will listen.

If possible, spend time away from the circumstance. If you can’t, then focus your mind on something else, for instance watching a funny movie. For me, I like adventure, and science fiction movies. 

Concentrate on your health, Go for walks and exercise. Eat more high quality food, do yoga, whatever you think would be helpful. You’d be surprised, how taking control of this one area of your life, can make a huge difference, and help you feel better.

If you need to, seek a professional counselor. Do not hesitate to ask for help, when you need it. This is so important! There is no shame or weakness in this, and you are always stronger when you make the right decision. They can sometimes help to break patterns in our thinking, that are fear based.

Keep fighting! Never give up!

I wish you peace.

      

Writing and Image © Copyright 2015, nicodemasplusthree

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“If you love nature, you will love people.”

Transcendence

This is an inspiring video! As we know music can help any situation, and make our world a better place, but in this piece, music is a symbol of hope and life. Music can bring hope!

This is wonderful for many reasons. The music is wonderful, but it also combines Lindsey’s music with modern dance. Watch as different people come alive when they have hope. Life and energy come and live in those having a tough time.

This is one time that I highly recommend watching the commercial! Please, please watch the commercial at the end. It is about the landfill orchestra. I think you will be amazed! There is also an introduction for a program to help children learn leadership skills, called, “Leader in Me”. This is fantastic! Powerful! Remember we truly can make a difference in our world. We can do this!

I wish you PEACE, and have a great week!

P.S. I will be posting some more of the Last People series in a few days.

Writing and Image © Copyright 2015, nicodemasplusthree

video from youtube/music by Lindsey Stirling

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“If you love nature, you will love people.”

The Boat Ride

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A Prose Poem

It was the boat ride that first brought the glimpse. It was a clear day with the sun, and the wind tossed the waves. The boat was magnificent, refusing to yield. As she looked at the sky and the water, something took place, something was there, but she didn’t know what it was. The sun was reflecting on the water, but that wasn’t it. Her love was at her side, and they held hands, but that wasn’t it either.

She stared beyond the waves. Dolphins played, and followed the boat. It was then that she knew! Maybe it was their joy, jumping and leaping. Their fun was contagious. It was like talking to an old friend and not remembering their name. The old friend started speaking again, but she hesitated. Should she let him in again? She remembered the pain and the needles, being burnt on the inside. She decided to try one more time.

The sun burst into her heart, as she opened it. Her frail and thin body shook with tears. The old friend was hope, and he came to live again. She came to live again, refusing to yield. The cancer might take her body, but she would always live, from now on, in the hope, and in the light. Death would not control her. And the dolphins jumped for joy.

Writing and Image © Copyright 2015, nicodemasplusthree

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“If you love nature, you will love people.”