FEAR: something we are all familiar with; in a myriad manifestations.

Essentially, fear is our response to danger: either real, or "imagined" danger,
with Four possible means of response.
First: Fight/Face
Second: Flight/Flee/Avoid
Third: Freeze
Fourth: Faint
in the context of healing means to face the fear and its origin.
"Flight" in this context means to run from, or "avoid" dealing with the causes (or causes).
"Freeze" means to be so paralyzed by the fear that we are unable to think or
move - not a good situation at all.
"Faint" means exactly what it says: the reaction is s strong that the body/mind
"shuts down" and fainting occurs. This is an even worse response,
(also see
Stress introduction for more detail - as well as Anxiety).

See below for a series of essays about fear, and "fighting" fear.
Letting Go1

Letting Go2

Freedom 1

Fighting Fear
Fear (Part 1)
an excellent presentation

Fear (Part 2)

Let Go Of Fear

Fear of Intimacy
(Relationship Phobia)
Freezing really isn't an option, for we may very well be in danger:
either physical, or emotional/spiritual.

Fainting, of course, while understandable, is totally unproductive and helpful.

“Fear is the path to the dark side.
Fear leads to anger.
Anger leads to hate.
Hate leads to suffering.”

If this is something that you need to deal with, I've provided resources here on the site
to help guide you in your healing endeavour. See below: Click/Tap icons to read . . .
"Facing/Fighting" of course, is  
the wisest choice in this  
context, no matter how scary   
it seems, for once we deal with
the its causes, then we've
defeated it and won't
experience that one again.

Help is available for you to do  
so, here on the site with its
resources, as well as personal
help. And there are many   
other resources widely  
available to  you, in many  
other places.

Flight or fleeing is an
understandable response - at
least, it may momentarily
allay the sense and feeling of

However, there is a caveat:
when feeling afraid, most of  
the time we are in a
mode, NOT
"to" mode.

Our focus at that moment is
almost totally on getting out of
there, away from the danger;
we may have some sense of
where we're fleeing to - but  
once the fear has diminished,
we will quickly discover that
although we avoided it, we ran
in a direction whose  
destination has taken us  
further from our own chosen
(or wished-for) path, and    
while we're momentarily safe -
we have our work cut out to
get back on track. Fear has   
the power to side-track us.
Klaas Tuinman M.A.
Life Self-Empowerment Facilitation
at Dawn Cove Abbey
Comments and Questions are welcomed
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