Embrace the Future

Camm (@camm) 8 years, 10 months ago

How do you move forward without hesitation and without fear? How do you get over that fear that stands in the way of embracing your future and fulfilling your dreams?

February 5, 2013 at 9:43 pm
GoodnightRobots (10) (@goodnightrobots) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@camm,
more simply said that done. getting over fear is not an easy task, but i’d say that just accepting that fear, whatever it may be, is the first step towards self liberation. we all have certain anxieties and insecurities, take it slow, one step at a time with a bunch of people you can trust.

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JD (0) (@francisdrake) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

As Winston Churchill said “If you’re going through hell, keep going.”

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Anonymous (84) (@) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

You can never embrace the future, because to do that you’d have to KNOW for certain what the future holds in order to embrace & accept that which it holds, and you don’t.

For all you know you could die in a freak accident in the next few minutes :\ So what was the point of filling the present moment with unnecessary fear that only gets in your way?

So don’t worry about the future, don’t even try because you’re only entertaining your own mind, you’re not actually accomplishing anything outside of it.

Don’t try to remove this “fear of embracing” because since you don’t know what the future holds there is nothing to “embrace” in the future in the first place. The fear is not based on the reality of now, it’s based on a thought cloud drifting in your mind.. which is focus on the future.

Remove focus from the future, the fear disappears. After all there is nothing for this fear to be attached to. When you do that you embrace LIFE! :D
You realize that the fear was an illusion, your own mind brought the fear into existence.

The mind is terrified of losing control or being in a position where it cannot predict the outcome. That is why fear exists.

Control of the past (You can never change this)
Control of the future (You can never predict this)

Your uncertainty and fear is simply your mind trying to control something that it can’t.
So why bother friend :)

Control your actions in the NOW, Focus on the NOW, embrace the NOW,
The future will be a NOW when it happens.

Plan for the future, but don’t live there. Live in the NOW :)
Because right now in this very moment, the future only exists as a thought… in your mind.

Oh and by the way, when the fear is gone only then are you in the best possible state of mind to truly CREATE the future that you want, and you’ll be a lot more likely to succeed in doing so!

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Nick (554) (@splashartist) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@papashibshib, Good way of explaining it :)

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brent (446) (@brentman) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

start with deliberately facing a number of ‘small’ fears you may have; i.e. public speaking, approaching women, strangers.
also make an attempt to act more spontaneously throughout your day. practice acting immediately on impulses without deliberation.

when you realize your smaller fears are essentially illusionary, and feel that sense of power and new understanding that comes with conquering your ‘mini-fears,’ your realization of your biggest dreams becomes easier and won’t come with fear but the excitement that you REALLY CAN achieve whatever you want.

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Anonymous (177) (@) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@camm, no such thing as “future”. right now while you’re reading this is all that there is, ever was, ever will be. right now is always right now. so, no future = no fear. your fear is unfounded, so relax :0)

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Anonymous (84) (@) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

When you try to control the future you only create ONE path for yourself to get what you want. You don’t know if that path will take you there, and you don’t open yourself up to other possibilities that are even BETTER than what you think you want.

When you stop trying to control it, and just let it happen on the way and when it arrives.. the universe has a magical way of presenting you with an infinite number of paths to your desired destination if you’re only OPEN to those possibilities and take one moment at a time.

Heck, sometimes it just straight up GIVES you what you want
Let it :)

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