I truly believe that everyone has a fear of something. Some people may act as though they are not afraid of anything, but deep inside I think we all have some form of fear. How far can fear go? It depends. Some people fear things that “could” happen but are not necessarily guaranteed to do so. This means that some people are afraid of “possibilities.” There are a LOT of possibilities that we can be afraid of. We could be afraid that a tidal wave is going to wipe us out. We could be afraid of an earthquake that we think is coming. A hurricane can also invoke fear into us. Does this mean that we should constantly live our lives in fear? While I realize there is a lot to be leery of in our lives I refuse to be afraid of something that doesn’t have some degree of “certainty” to it. If it is not definitely going to happen, then why treat it as though it is? How far does your fear go? Are you afraid of things that are not even there? Are you afraid of things that could “possibly” be there? Of course, the inevitable is going to happen in all of our lives. The things we cannot control are deaths (ours or others). I find that the only way to conquer our fear of possibilities is to focus on the pleasant things in life. The birth of a newborn, a love relationship, beautiful landscape, the ocean are all things that bring a smile to my face. They don’t negate the fact that bad things can happen, but they do help to bring me joy. Some of us tend to focus on the wrong things. These people are never happy unless they are miserable. I can’t help them, but I can make sure that they don’t turn me into one of them. Life is precious. We all will encounter losses if we live long enough. I say since we can’t control them, then just deal with them whenever they come. That way I won’t spend most of my life being miserable. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.
Frankie Beverly (from Maze) in concert with Brett Jolly on bass guitar