Fear and anxiety aren’t new. They’re older than the human race.
Which means, if you’re feeling afraid these days, maybe it’s some comfort to know you’re not alone.
And maybe what’s more useful than comfort is to know how to handle it. Fortunately, many wise folks have had a lot to say on the topic. Great thinkers have known what to do about your anxieties… and how to go about it.
Epictetus: “What upsets people is not things themselves, but their judgements about these things.”
Mark Twain: “I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.”
Seneca: “We are more often frightened than hurt – we suffer more from imagination than reality.”
The Bible: “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.”
Marcus Aurelius: “Don’t be anxious. Nature controls it all. And before long you’ll be no one, nowhere.”
Lao Tze: “There is no greater illusion than fear… whoever can see through all fear will always be safe.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain.”
Buddha: “The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.”
So there you have it – simply accept your fears are just in your mind and choose to ignore them.
It’s not so easy to just wish away your anxieties and phobias?
Well, a common theme there is to take what control you can.
And you can take control – more control than you probably believe is possible – with some pretty funky neuroscience.
For example, evidence-backed protocols have shown me exactly what sort of trance you need to be in to break these mindsets.
Few of these thinkers could do what I can… but none of them would be surprised by what I do. The details would confuse them but they’d see their wisdom in action.
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