Blogpost.8.26.12.What helps dissolve Fear?

“When You Accept* Something, It Ceases To Be Fearful.
--A Course In Miracles

We don’t always have control over our lives and the things that happen to us. Many of them we don’t like. The war veteran hates loosing his legs and could wallow in self pity and live in fear of not being okay for the rest of his life. The divorcee can remain the victim or her circumstances and remain bitter, angry and ever in fear of not having enough to meet her needs.

So what do we do when we find ourselves in circumstances we hate but can’t change. We really have two choices: fight it, which is waging war on ourselves, living in fear and making ourselves miserable, or accept our circumstances, rise above them, love what is and be at peace with ourselves, for the one thing we always have control over is our mind. We always have a choice about how we think about or interpret things. In yesterdays blog we talked about how our thoughts determine the results we experience in our lives.

Choose what type of results you want in your life. Do you want fear and misery or love and peace. Once you know what you want you can determine the kind of thoughts it will take to get you there. It is that simple. We have control over our thoughts and therefore whether we continue to focus on our problem and live in fear or whether we focus on the solution and find love…those are our only choices.

Acceptance as defined below is a major key to moving out of fear and into love. It is a thought choice we make.

 

*Acceptance in human psychology is a person's assent to the reality of a situation, recognizing a process or condition (often a negative or uncomfortable situation) without attempting to change it, protest, or exit. The concept is close in meaning to 'acquiescence', derived from the Latin 'acquiēscere' (to find rest in).[1]