The Greatest Wonders of World we'll never know for they were destroyed before they were even built by great enemy of man - Fear!
That's my take on Fear but here's some notable and famous quotes:
"Our deepest Fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest Fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us." Nelson Mandella from his inaugural speech
And one of most insightful figures of all time sums up Fear in his normally humoristic manner:
"I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened." Mark Twain
Perhaps most famous quote of all about Fear, and one that hits home hardest with me, is this:
"The only thing we have to Fear is Fear itself." Franklin D. Roosevelt
I will continue along thoughts of what is a most profound truth about Fear:
"To live with Fear and not be afraid is final test of maturity." Edward Weeks
The reason I decided to use "quotes" throughout this article is to fortify fact that Fear is nothing but an Illusion. It is imagined, as a dream is. But at least we wake up from a dream. Most people fall into Fear and remain frozen in its giant grasp all their lives! They either live in a constant state of paralyzing Fear or they have lowered their expectations to a level that they never feel Fear because they have "learned" not to risk and grow. How sad!
Fear is minds great mortal sin.
And isn't it just at times when you have to risk something, that you Fear? Think about it! You've had a great idea but you don't tell a soul because you're afraid THEY won't think it's great. You've had long time aspirations to change careers but you cower at mere thought of getting out of your Comfort Zone and out from under safety net you've created for yourself (your job, your security, your routine). You've always wanted to start a business but thought of putting together a business plan, getting financing and unknown quantity of income you'll receive scares hell out of you!
How many opportunities have you allowed to slip by because you were frozen by Fear?
Do you know more about things you Fear than things you desire?
Is Fear of failure your biggest Fear of all?
Not a single person has ever accomplished anything of significance without first feeling scared to death!
You recognize your own tell tale signs of Fear. Might be a knot in your gut. Or a high state of anxiety. A flood of negative thoughts rush in and all reasons NOT to do something hover over you like an ominous black cloud! The truth is, behind that cloud lay bright beautiful sunlight ready to nourish and grow your idea.
Fear is a loaded gun squarely aimed to slay you and all your potential. You need to be on-guard every waking moment to deflect invisible bullet.
"Fear is oldest and strongest emotion of mankind." H. P. Lovecraft
Fear is cancer of human spirit.
How many times have you had to, say, appear publicly to speak at a meeting or wedding, or attend traffic court, and you were just consumed by dreaded thoughts of pending event for days in advance? And when it was all over, a huge burden was lifted from your shoulder? The event went wonderfully without a hitch.