What motivates us? Is it a negative motivator like fear, pain, discomfort, doubt, or guilt? Or, is it a positive motivator like playfulness, joy, love, pleasure, or fun? If you are negatively motivated then you end up justifying and reinforcing negativity in your life. If you follow the positive motivators then you will manifest more positive things in your life.
Intelligence is the ability to FEEL the origins of our thoughts, desires and motivations. When we are conscious of our motivations we can be free of fear.
What is Fear
If one watches themselves when they are fearful, particularly under extreme fear, for instance if somebody were to attack you, you would contract down to protect yourself (your limited self the body in this case.) It is the reaction of contraction, the tensing the nerves and the muscles, to the thought or belief of impending injury that is want we call fear. In fear we contracted our consciousness down to identifying with the human instrument, particularly the body.
So fear has two elements, the thought or belief and the reaction of contraction. To overcome fear (and develop love) we must work with both our thoughts and beliefs and our reactions or behaviors.
Let me give you an example of difference of perceptions or beliefs that change the quality of the experience. If you were told that the roller coaster you were about to take a ride on was going to break and that you will probably be hurt or killed, then the ride would be one of anxiety and fear and not something you would enjoy. If you believed the roller coaster to be safe then it may still be exciting but without the experience of anxiety or real fear. The fear would still be there but only at a body level (with what we call excitement) and not at a deeper or heart level. Ninety-nine percent of our fears are only imaginary and a product of our assumptions or beliefs.
Therefore, you can see how truth liberates us from our fears. By freeing ourselves from the ninety-nine percent of our fears we are being loving to ourselves and improving the quality of our lives. The fears just limit the quality of the life experience.
Fear is defined as a painful agitation of the mind caused by a perception of impending danger or evil; a state of alarm. Fear is a perception of danger causing a painful reaction in the mind.
Fear is generally a negative experience. If one where to watch carefully they would observe that there is a thought that enters the mind, an electromagnetic impulse traveling through the brain. Then the mind's conditioning causes a reaction of tensing the nerves and muscles. There can not be pain (or negativity) with out tension or resistance. The tension or resistance is experienced as negative or painful.
Fear is the reaction of the mind to sensation or the phenomenon known as thoughts. Thoughts are only electromagnetic impulses traveling through the brain that are either internally stimulated or are stimulated by the senses. When we resist an impulse or thought we experience negativity. When we experience negativity associated with a particular thought patter we call that fear. if we do not resist the thought we do not experience negativity and hence no fear.
A habitual fear is a fear that is being experienced although there is no present physical danger. A dynamic fear is when is present with an apparent danger.
Fear and negativity comes from making something important, giving all your attention to it, and narrowing your awareness. Who is it that experiences negativity when there is fear: the one who is afraid or the one who is feared?
Fear is a product of the future; it cannot exist in the mind that is present. You must be thing of the future to experience fear. Fear's misery comes when you are torn between the experience of the present and the imagination of the future.
Whatever you want the most you fear the most and therefore you say no to it. So whatever you find yourself saying no to is really what you want the most.
Fear of Fear
Fear is something we do not like to look at, particularly our own fears. If there is something we do not like or something that displeases us or we disagree with then we look away from it and avoid it for in our hearts we fear it. If we fear something it is because it causes pain or discomfort. It takes a lot of courage and self love to look at the things we fear, to work at it until we can appreciate, enjoy and love that thing. Loving something releases the fear of that something.
That which you love the most you fear the most.
Fear is our conditioned response of tension to a thought that enters the mind. We can overcome any fear with just practice of relaxing in the presents of the thought that creates the fearful reaction. See Stopping the Spin