How I release fear
My mind is going around in circles. I’m thinking about external frustrations and worries about the future. My thoughts are riding waves of exhausting situations.
I try to distract myself, and I end up thinking about the same frustrations again. I decide to go for a walk and get some fresh air. I want to release some energy and clear my head. As I’m walking, I feel a threat.
Am I under attack?
I realized that I’m trapped in a collective hypnosis of fear. Where ever I go and whenever I talk to somebody, the same stories get repeated.
They are all stories around fears, scarcity, loss, and stress. I have been doing my best to create a mental barrier from this hypnosis, but today I am part of it.
My thoughts are still spinning, and I want a way out. I’m still walking when I realized that I have to stay with it. Whatever feelings and emotions I have been keeping inside,
I have to let them come out. Avoiding is not working. As I’m moving through trails, I begin with paying attention to my body. I’m feeling fearful.
I big gust of wind blows me to the side. I question my fear. Is this fear true? I look around me, and I’m safe, but my inner world feels unsafe. I stay with it and continue to walk.
Then I get the urge to walk fast and continue. I walk fast and bring my attention to my breath. I notice the in-breath and the out-breath.
I let some breath out through my mouth and release a loud sigh.
After focusing on my breath, I move my attention back to my chest and explore any emotions. My fear seems less intense. It has reduced its energy, but it is still there.
I continue to walk and come to a hill. I walk faster and bring my heart rate higher. I move up the hill and notice my breath again.
I stayed walking until things felt more settled in my mind and my heart. Moving through difficult emotions and staying with fear can be a challenge.
Even though it’s tough to do, it the best way to clear the negative energy, using your body can be a powerful tool to let go of the thoughts that make you feel under attack.
Most of the thoughts I was repeating in my mind were not about actual things that have happened. Most of them resulted from collective fears for the last months. My mind has been agreeing with the past from others and not living in the present moment.
Using a fast walk helped me bring my mind to the present moment. This energy released helped my mind slow down and connect with my emotions. I created an opportunity for growth by bringing mindful attention to my body and breath.
You can also use this exercise to slow down the mind and stop feeling under attack. Stay alert for signs around you of collective hypnosis of fear. They are stirring challenging emotions because of the troublesome times we are living.
If you feel under attack mentally, forcing yourself to relax might not be helpful.
Consider doing something physical until the energy settles down. Work with your mind and be kind to yourself.
Fear is the mind-killer. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past, I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone, there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”― Frank Herbert
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