Can you get over being scared of the dark?

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  1. Victoria Lynn profile image87
    Victoria Lynnposted 11 years ago

    Can you get over being scared of the dark?

    Whether child or adult, is it possible to get over a fear of the dark? How?

  2. msorensson profile image66
    msorenssonposted 11 years ago

    I would recommend going through the process of undoing it, the fear of the dark, only when you have a lot of time and resources and lots of capable help..

    If one wants to do it a little at a time then they should begin with meditation....

  3. joyfuldesigns profile image63
    joyfuldesignsposted 11 years ago

    Yes.  I used to be terrified of the dark, I am no longer.  Not exactly sure when that happened, as it wasn't something I focused on getting over, but over time, it just did.

  4. lucybell21 profile image66
    lucybell21posted 11 years ago

    I would like to say yes, but it is like any other fear, such as flying, heights, elevators, esculators etc. I think once we are afraid of something we really have a hard time getting over it, and somewhere deep down inside of us there has to be a reason why we are afraid of things. So I'm not sure that we can.

  5. Ruchira profile image73
    Ruchiraposted 11 years ago

    What are you scared of? This hub will walk you down your fears and help you overcome it. read more

  6. vocalcoach profile image92
    vocalcoachposted 11 years ago

    I used to be afraid of the dark and wanted to overcome this fear. I began to pray for an inner feeling of safety, asking for God to protect me.It worked!

    I also found a beautiful butterfly nightlite for my bedroom. I focus on the beautiful glowing colors instead of the darkness of my room.

    Along with the little lite, I now have a beautiful glowing rock in cinnamon and pink colors. I have filled my room with little glimmers of light which comfort me.

    This is how I conquered fear of the dark.

  7. teaches12345 profile image82
    teaches12345posted 11 years ago

    I think we are a little apprehensive when we are in dark places.  It is the fear of the unknown that makes us fearful.  Once, we deal with that fear, we can face the darkness.  I love to quote Psalms 23's "though I walk through the valley of death, I will fear no evil; for thy rod and staff comforts me.."  It helps tremendosuly.


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