Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. GO therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:16-20):

“Boy, I’m gonna put the fear of God in ya.”

fearpublicspeakingDid you know, that fear is good for your health?

Think of it. Without fear, you wouldn’t have a reason to not pick up that cute little snake with the rattle. Or without fear, it would be way too easy to jump off that cliff. Or without fear, that black spider with the orange hourglass could look like a great action figure to fight your G.I. Joe with. Without fear, I bet you there would be a lot more trips to the hospital, and many more bodies in the morgue.

To a point, fear is healthy. It’s a natural warning that something is dangerous. However, you don’t want fear to control your life. That’s when it starts to take away your health/keeps you from truly living.

One of the most feared fears in America, is public speaking. In my opinion, this is a healthy fear to have. For if one did not have the fear of talking to a crowd, it wold be far easier to chat away, and take up more time than necessary. For if a crowd has gathered, sitting, listening to what you speak, then they’re giving you something valuable–their time. A gift which cannot be taken back. Therefore, the one speaking, should be returning something just as valuable. Continue reading

Fear: Phobias

5Fear, we all have it, yet different triggers. We all have the same diagnosis, yet experience different symptoms. Ranging from anxiety, to crying, to the fetal position.

Many suffer from arachnophobia. Fear from the small spider they could easily smash. True, there are some spiders that grow to be a size larger than your hand, but, they’re more common in a South American, Asian, or African jungle or desert, than an urbanized neighborhood in the U. S. A fear sparked from a traumatic experience as a kid? Or a natural instinct to avoid that which can harm you, such as the threat from the bite of a brown recluse?

There are many in my generation who suffer from coulrophobia, “fear of clowns.” Does its origins lie from a traumatic experience as a child? such as being held by one as a toddler? Or most likely, the of watching Stephan King’s It at an age too young. With the Joker being a reinforcement of the distrust of those with face make-up and red noses. Continue reading