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Civilized life it's, at last, become possible for big numbers of individuals to pass from the cradle to the grave without ever having had a pang of genuine fear. Many people need an attack of psychopathy to show us the meaning of the word. 

We have all heard the seemingly discriminating remarks that fear is normal and abnormal, in which normal fear is to be considered a follower, while so-called fear should be destroyed as an enemy. 

The that no so-called normal fear is often named whicthereforet been absent in some folks that have had every cause therefor. If you may run over human history in your mind, or look about yea within the present life, you may find here and their persons who, in situations or before objects which ought, as any fearful soul will insist, to inspire the sensation of a minimum of normal self-protecting fear, are nevertheless wholly without the sensation.

They possess every feeling and thought demanded except fear. the concept of self-preservation is as strongly present as the foremost abjectly timid or terrified, but fear they are doing not know.

This fearless awareness of fear suggesting conditions may belong-continued. it's going to result from conditional make-up, or long-continued training or habituation, or religious ecstasy, or from a superbly calm sense of spiritual selfhood which is unhurtable, or from the action of very exalted reason. regardless of the explanation, the very fact remains the very causes which excite fear in most people, merely appeal, with such people, if at all. to the instinct of self-preservation and to reason, the thought-element of the soul which makes for private peace and wholeness. and Banish all fear.

It is on such considerations that I've got come to HD that every one real fear-feeling should and will be banished from our lives which what we call "normal fear " should be substituted in our language by "instinct " or by "reason, " the element of fear being dropped altogether.


"Everyone can testify that the psychical state called fear consists of mental representations of certain painful results " (James). The mental representations could also be very faint per se, but the concept of hurt to self is unquestionably present.

If, then, it will be profoundly believed that the important self can not be hurt; if the explanation may be delivered to consider vividly and believingly all quieting considerations; if the self will be held consciously within the assurance that the White Life surrounds truth self, and is definitely within that sell self-preservation "no evil to come back nigh,

while all the instincts of self-preservation could also be perfectly active, fear itself must be removed "as far because the east is from the west."

 These are the ways, then, within which any occasion for fear could also be divided: As a warning and as a maker of panic.

But allow us to say that the warning should be understood as given to reason, that fear needn't appear in the least which the panic is perfectly useless pain.

With these disc in nominations in mind, we may now last to a preliminary study of fear. a preliminary study of fear.

Fear is (a) impulse, (b) a habit, (c) a disease. Fear, because it exists in man, is make-believe of sanity, a creature of the imagination, a state of insanity.

Furthermore, fear is, now of the nerves, now of the mind, now of the moral consciousness.

The division depends upon the purpose of view. what's commonly called normal fear should give place to reason, using the wo,r,d to hide inunct likewise as thought.

From the proper point of view, all fear is evil ciao as entertained.

Whatever its manifestations, wherever its apparent location, fear may be a psychic state, of course, reacting upon the individual in several ways: as, within the nn mental moods, during a single impulse, in an exceedingly chronic habit, in an unbalanced condition.

The reaction has always a decent intention, meaning, in each case, "Take care! Danger! " you may see that this can be so if you'll search for a flash at three comprehensive varieties of fear fear of self, fear for self, fear for others. Fear for sensed inform pictured for self danger.

Fear for others signifies for sensed or form pictured distress to self due to anticipated misform ta one to others.

I often ponder whether, after we fear for others, it's a distress to self or hurt to them that's most emphatically in our thought.

Fear, then, ithe s usually thought to be the soul's danger signal.

But actuality signal is ina as an incentive and thoughtful reason.

Even instinct and reason, acting as a warning, may perform their duty abnormally, or assume abnormal proportions.

so we have the sensation of fear. the traditional warning is induced by actuThe normalger apprehended by mind in an exceedingly sta aa te of balance and self-control. the conventional mind is usually capable of such a warning.

There are but maybe during which so-called normal fear, acting within the guise of reason, maybe annihilated: by the substitution of reason for fear, and by the peace of mind of the white life. Let it's understood, now, that by normal fear is here meant normal reason real fear being denied place and performance altogether.

Then we may say that such action of reason could be a benefactor to man. It is, with pain and weariness, the philanthropy of the character of thin,g,s within us.

One person said: "Tired? No such word in my house! " Now, this will not be a sound and healthy attitude.

Weariness, at a specific stage of the hassle, maybe a signal to prevent work.

When one becomes so absorbed parturient on losing consciousness of the sensation of weariness, he has issued a "hurry call " on death.

I don't deny that the soul may cultivate a sublime sense of buoyancy and power; rather do I urge you to hunt that stunning condition, but I hold that when a belief or a hallucination refuses to allow you to listen to the warning of nerves and muscles,

Nature will work disaster inevitably. allow us to represent the larger liberty which is joyously liberal to make the most of each that Nature may offer for true well-being. there's partial liberty which is to understand that in various realities as real; there's higher liberty which realizes itself by conceding such realities as real and by using or disusing them as occasion may require within the interest of the self at its best his to be true wisdom: to require advantage of everything which freezes good to the self, without relevance this or that theory, and absolve to use all things, material or imm, serial, reasonable or spiritual.

I embrace your scie or your method, but I urge you to ignore your bondage to philosophy or consistency.

So I say that to normal health the weary-sense could be a rational command to replenish exhausted nerves and muscles.

It is not liberty, it's not healthful, to declare, "There isn't any pain! " Pain does exist, whatever you affirm, and your affirmation that it doesn't is proof that it t, for why (and how) declare the non-existence of that which is non-existent? 

But if you say, " Asa matter of fact I've got pain, but I earnestly strive the ng to ignore it and to cultivate thought-health so the reason behind the pain could also be removed, " that's sane and exquisite. this can be the commendable attitude of the Bible character swamped: "Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief. "

To undanarchistsamping pain with a cloud of psychological fog t, his to show anarchists against the nice government of Nature.

 By pain, Nature informs the person that he's somewhere out of order. This warning is normal. the sensation becomes abnormal within the mind when imagination twangs the nerves with reiterated irritation, and Will, confused by the discord and therefore the psychic chaos, cowers and shivers with fear.

I don't say there's no such thing as fear. Fear does exist. But it exists in your life by your permission only, not because it's needful as a warning against "evil. " 

Fear is induced by unduly magnifying actual danger, or by conjuring up fictitious dangers through excessive and misdirected psychical reactions.

This also could be taken as a symbol of danger, but it's a falsely-intentioned witness, for it's not needed, is hostile to the individual because it threatens self-control and it absorbs life's forces in useless and destructive work wh, at last, must be engaged in creating values.

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