Managing Fear

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Eckhart Tolle released an excellent video yesterday on how we transcend fear about jobs, money, getting sick...

"All these things you fear, could happen" ...says the mind. Though they might not even happen. And if they did happen, you would face and address the situation. But what you cannot do is overcome or even face them when you are merely speculating on potential futures, because they only exist in your imagination. They haven't even happened, yet you are suffering as if they had. There's absolutely nothing you can do about them. In fact they will amplify as you continue to think about them. It's a totally illusory realm that is making you suffer.

Become aware of what you are doing to yourself by dwelling repeatedly only hypothetical future scenarios. Awareness of this illusory thought process removes much of the power of the runaway fears. 

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