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What pushes us to fear?

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    haj3396posted 5 years ago

    I believe it's what  we hear, that cause us to fear. The reason I lie is because I hear the out come of me not lying. The reason I take drugs is because I hear the miss information of my friend. The reason I don't  Love God is because I hear his voice, and I am so evil, I can't believe he love someone like me. So what's pushing me to fear Me!!!!!!!!

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      What pushes you to fear yourself? Who knows. I can only guess that you don't actually know yourself.

      1. Capedium profile image60
        Capediumposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Come Cagsil that was harsh.. Give the man a break.. We all have fears deep down inside us

        1. A Troubled Man profile image60
          A Troubled Manposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Considering that very little of what you say has a basis in reality, I can only conclude you are referring to yourself and the reality you have created.

          1. Capedium profile image60
            Capediumposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            You not far from the truth.. For me most time is all about taking a leap of faith.. Though I think I now understand. Atleast am better today than I was yesterday. And a good Hubber just thought me how to turn fear to just that a word.

            1. mischeviousme profile image60
              mischeviousmeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I am glad that you were able to gleem some wisdom, from the rantings of a crazy old man. I hope that you can pass on what you have learned and not lose the meaning in doing so. Of course it has to mean something to you and you have to be able to hold onto the personal meaning of it.

              1. Capedium profile image60
                Capediumposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Once again... Thanks.. Nothing gives me more joy that sharing a good knowledge that I have learnt

        2. Cagsil profile image60
          Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          There wasn't anything harsh about what I said. If you don't like the truth or cannot handle it, then by all means, use your ego to push aside what is said.

          I'm sure quite a few people have tons of fears and then there are some people, like myself who have very few fears. hmm

          1. WD Curry 111 profile image61
            WD Curry 111posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Ain't you somethin'. Come on down here for a canoe ride through the swamp at night and get you some good healthy fear.

            1. Randy Godwin profile image91
              Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Ha, WD!  We do that for fun here in south Georgia!  The yankees are always scared though, especially if there are a few gators stirring the water up.  lol

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                oldandwiseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Not all Yankees now. I used to go out in the airboat in the Florida marsh fishing. You get in the water chest deep to fish with gators and snakes. Many a time a snake will come within a few feet of you while fishing and all of a sudden take a dive. As for gators you could hear or see the, depending on where we fished.

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                Deborah Sextonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

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                EEEE  Ha

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        haj3396posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I know myself I done want to drink, God done want me to drink, but, I have this feeling and here my voice saying I need a drink. Who is it that taking to me?

        1. Capedium profile image60
          Capediumposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          You.. You not sure what you really want to do
          And you have not real ask yourself.. Why should I quit ?

    2. kess profile image59
      kessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Fear is the working of death in you...

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        haj3396posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        could you be just a little clearer?

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      Deborah Sextonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

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      I think most fears come from feeling you're not in control of something.

      Some fears are good, fear of things and situations that can harm you.

      1. mischeviousme profile image60
        mischeviousmeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        We desire to be in control and in the struggle to do so, we must jump certain hurdles. Desire is a mode in which we create our own fears. I can say that it is like this but what do I know, I'm only human.

    4. WD Curry 111 profile image61
      WD Curry 111posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You make good points, and I could go on all day elaborating. Instead I will give you the antidote, "Perfect love casts out fear."

  2. Capedium profile image60
    Capediumposted 5 years ago

    There are several things that pushes us to fear. But me.. It is the future that scares me.. What I am now and what I hope to become

    1. mischeviousme profile image60
      mischeviousmeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Fear is product of the prospect of loss. We do not see the now, because we are focussed on a future that does not exist. I am happy and I have no fear of loss. I must accept that what I have will someday either be of no use, or will no longer exist. Desire and clinging, these are what lead to fear and suffering.

      1. Capedium profile image60
        Capediumposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Desire ? Am a a little confused.. I have always had this in mind " A dream is a burning desire in how heart and mind to succeeded".. If fear is a product of loss.. And desire the Mother. I might be very wrong.. Is desire wrong ?

        1. mischeviousme profile image60
          mischeviousmeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          We desire comfort and the things we comfort ourselve's with only lead to more desire and so on. We are comforted by things and other people, when they are gone we suffer. This suffering takes another form in the fear of death. I say that when you accept death and are not afraid, life is that much sweeter, the same can be said of desire. Desire that which you truly need and life is not so difficult to live with.

          1. Capedium profile image60
            Capediumposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I couldn't agree more with you with you..
            We comfort ourselves things and other people and It is true when they are gone we suffer..
            But sometimes it is all that we have to lean on when we hope.. The hope that we may someday get there.. How ever bad it may seem, I think we still need that little comfort of things not seen and things that we might not get.. Because each day is just another step to that thing we could achieve and sometimes loose.. But in all we survive,that is to say we so much more than we think.. But even then we still fear just because tomorrow is just a click away to a whole new world.

            1. mischeviousme profile image60
              mischeviousmeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Desire and clinging, knowing and not knowing. These things can all be a cause of fear. Get rid of the cause and fear is just a word.

              1. Capedium profile image60
                Capediumposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Thanks. This means alot.

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              tlmcgaa70posted 5 years ago in reply to this

              i learned long ago to put GOD first. if i love GOD first, then i am able to love others as unconditionally as HE loves me. GOD is the only constant in my life. HE can never die and will NEVER leave or forsake me. humans hurt the ones they love, break promises, die. they cannot help it.put your trust or hope in humans and you will be disappointed and your hope will be crushed. put your trust and hope in GOD and it no longer matters what man or events do. therefore you no longer have fear. GOD is in control of all things. understanding this also takes fear out of your life. it is natural to experience momentary fear, sometimes events can take you by surprise. but fear of the unknown, of death, of loss, of the future...these no longer weigh you down.

              1. Capedium profile image60
                Capediumposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Thanks for your remarks.. This is really useful

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      haj3396posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      But, you only fear because you hear yourself tell yourself the out come

  3. Kyle Payne profile image60
    Kyle Payneposted 5 years ago

    Fear comes purely from the things that are not known. Humans fear what they do not know and comprehend.

    1. mischeviousme profile image60
      mischeviousmeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      We do know death for we are alive, we do however fear death because we do not understand it. We know that death is a neccesary part of life, but we do not know how to not desire.

      1. Kyle Payne profile image60
        Kyle Payneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        “Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.”   -Epicurus

        1. mischeviousme profile image60
          mischeviousmeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          "Fear not death fro it comes to us all". I can't remember who said that, but I always thought it was cool.

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      Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I think that's true.  I also think that fear goes a step farther, that it's really the fact that we cannot change things on our own that we're afraid of.  Which is why we need to depend on God; otherwise, we're helpless.

    3. A Troubled Man profile image60
      A Troubled Manposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Nonsense, there are many things we don't know or comprehend and have no fear of them whatsoever.

      1. Capedium profile image60
        Capediumposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        What are some of those things.. A curious mind..

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      haj3396posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That's what you tell yourself. Stop telling yourself negtive things and fear will leave.

  4. AshtonFirefly profile image82
    AshtonFireflyposted 5 years ago

    We fear anything we think may cause us harm or pain.
    That reason may be real, or imaginary.
    I am afraid of the dark. Irrational fear.
    I'm also afraid of falling off a tree while attempting to save my kitten who is stuck in it. Rational fear.
    In either case, it's the idea of harm which causes us to fear.

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      haj3396posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Stop tell yourself these negtive things and fear will leave. I was afraid of the dark, why, because I told myself negtive things, I heard negtive things, I saw negtive things, my senses ran me crazy. I cove my head with my cover, where I could not hear see and fear left me.

      1. Capedium profile image60
        Capediumposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        This doesn't make much sense
        Is like telling the story our parent told us
        when we where still kids (2nd grader)

        1. mischeviousme profile image60
          mischeviousmeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Giving suggestions is ok. I can not tell you how to live your life, nor can I tell you how to be free of suffering. I can only suggest that one face their fears directly and be true to the life that one knows. Be kind for it is gentlemanly and give advice where it is needed.

      2. AshtonFirefly profile image82
        AshtonFireflyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I don't have to tell myself anything. I am afraid of the dark and that's just the way it is. Logically telling myself there is nothing there to harm me, ,wont' change the fact...

        1. mischeviousme profile image60
          mischeviousmeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          But one can learn to live with their fears. Fear is only a word and is a product of desire. I desire to suffer for this or I desire to fear that. We only fear things because we are either taught to or because we choose to. I chose to be affraid of spiders, until I learned that their purpose was to bite me. They don't intentionally bite me and I do not prefer to be bitten, though they do it of their nature and cannot be held accountable for it. Fear in some ways can be neccesary, but that does not make it rational. In fact most fears are irrational, so instead of being fearful, have a natural respect for that which one fears.

          1. Capedium profile image60
            Capediumposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Astonfirefly, in as much as I would want to make you see that fear can be just a word.. I will also want to tell you that Mischeviousme, has something very meaningful.. you should read.

          2. AshtonFirefly profile image82
            AshtonFireflyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I have a fear of the dark because I have had hallucinations in the past; and such hallucinations always occurred in the dark. I am therefore afraid of what has happened, and that it will happen again. There is no desire linked to this experience, I think. It is simply expectation that something will happen as it has happened before; and is something I have no control over.
            Sure, I can tell myself that the hallucination is not real, but that does not make it any less frightening to myself, you know?

            1. mischeviousme profile image60
              mischeviousmeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Expectation... Is this not a form of desire? Have you thought that maybe, you had tricked your own mind into such a state?

              1. AshtonFirefly profile image82
                AshtonFireflyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                I don't think expectation is a form of desire.
                I do not desire for that thing to occur, but I expect it to.

                Tricked my mind into such a state?Umm..what do you mean by state? The state of hallucination? Perhaps. But I don't see how that has much relevance to desire.. hmm

                1. mischeviousme profile image60
                  mischeviousmeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  A child that fears that there is a monster under the bed, has monsters under the bed.

                  1. AshtonFirefly profile image82
                    AshtonFireflyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    But they do not desire it to be so.

  5. BfoBarney profile image60
    BfoBarneyposted 5 years ago

    The media. It is their hidden motto...

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    paarsurreyposted 5 years ago

    It is very natural to fear; we fear to fail, we fear to get hurt or lose life or fear the loss.

    It is a check on being irresponsible

    1. Castlepaloma profile image28
      Castlepalomaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      When you were born the only fear you had was falling and loud sounds, every other fear is learned in life. Fear is just the unknowns, by understanding in time, fear fails.

      Most people are more motivated by fear than love, it's really is the saddest story ever known.

      1. mischeviousme profile image60
        mischeviousmeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hence fearing something as being a desire. I desire to fear my fears or I would overcome them, putting it plainly.

        1. Castlepaloma profile image28
          Castlepalomaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Yes, desire is very important and greatly misunderstood.

          After knowing your healthy desire my other balance on my checklist are attitude, focus and natural talents

          1. mischeviousme profile image60
            mischeviousmeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            The darmha.

            1. WD Curry 111 profile image61
              WD Curry 111posted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Nice catch!

  7. Kyle Payne profile image60
    Kyle Payneposted 5 years ago

    We fear the unknown.

    1. mischeviousme profile image60
      mischeviousmeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      To accept what is not known, is to be free of fear.

      1. Kyle Payne profile image60
        Kyle Payneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yes it is, but that acceptance cannot be attained.

        1. mischeviousme profile image60
          mischeviousmeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          It must be reallized, enlightenment is attained. Enlightenment is both reallized and attained through the reallization that nothing is attained. It just is.

          1. Castlepaloma profile image28
            Castlepalomaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Yes, acceptance of what is, like the bible belt town I live in.

          2. Kyle Payne profile image60
            Kyle Payneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Enlightenment may be attained, but acceptance of all fear is impossible.

            1. mischeviousme profile image60
              mischeviousmeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              One would think so. I fear nothing, maybe I am flawed in this way. I have accepted death and pain and suffering. I am aware of it and happy to be free of it.

              1. Kyle Payne profile image60
                Kyle Payneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                I do not understand this.

                1. mischeviousme profile image60
                  mischeviousmeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  You will one day, if you think about the particulars long enough. Then you must apply what you truly know about yourself to it.

            2. Castlepaloma profile image28
              Castlepalomaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I'm living proof of fearlessness, I only get deeply concerned about things.

              Do you have the desire to  learn how to be fearless?

              1. Castlepaloma profile image28
                Castlepalomaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                mischeviousme
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                I think mastering parts of the martial arts help me a great deal touring the world from a physical damage stand point and from many worries anyways

                How  much has martial arts help you with concurring fears?







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                1. mischeviousme profile image60
                  mischeviousmeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Martial arts has openned my eyes to a way of thinking that is free of scripture and free of mind. I let my body do the movements and my mind is empty of worry. I have met many good people on my journey and martial arts were but one small aspect.

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    Muldaniaposted 5 years ago

    I think fear is so much a part of the human animal.  Fear is necessary when we live in the wild and have to be on our guard against animals who would wish to eat us.  The flight or fight response has though been diverted to fearing situations which are not life-threatening.  The human mind seems expert at creating fears.

    1. mischeviousme profile image60
      mischeviousmeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      What you say so eloquently, seems to mirror what I say with metaphor. To me what you say can be related to the desire to fear.

  9. A Troubled Man profile image60
    A Troubled Manposted 5 years ago

    WOW! is nowhere near enough to capture that moment.

 
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