“Do not be Afraid; peace be still” – Jesus

Fear is an unpleasant emotion that is caused by the perceived or real threat of danger, pain, harm, or threat of survival. The most common fears for humans are heights, starvation, closed spaces, snakes, bugs, rats, water, and wild animals; the common denominator is that they are all dangerous. Some of these fears are adaptive or learned, but many fears are built-in; they are meant to protect us. They prepare us for the fight-or-flight response, which is also called hyper-arousal, or acute stress response.

We also fear non-tangible things such as change; bad news; failure; rejection; and, being lonely or left alone. Many fear being exposed, despite the fact that we want to be understood, to be loved, to impress others, and not to fail. We do not want those around us to know our real selves, probably because of the fear that we will be Continue Reading "Facing Our Fears Through Emotional Sincerity and Genuineness"