Most people are familiar with this feeling when it is accompanied by a feeling of dread as we enter the new year. It is probably the feeling you get when a new project comes due, and your whole life seems to be on pause until the next thing comes along that will add to the stress. It is a feeling that some people get when a relationship ends, and you feel like you have no control over the direction of your future.
Well, fear is good, right? It is one of those feelings that can be used as a way of getting things done. It can keep us from being passive-aggressive or being pushy about issues. You know, like in those movies where the heroine is afraid she will be “in” if she does something to get the guy she loves off her back? Well, fear can actually be used that way.
Basically, fear is a powerful tool. It can keep us from doing something about your fears or from pushing them away when we don’t like the way they’re looking.
There are a few things that can cause fear, but the majority of it is just our subconscious mind being a bit more aware of its own thoughts and actions. So it might be a matter of being more aware of the things you don’t like and being a bit more creative about how you deal with them, but at the end of the day, it’s really just awareness of your subconscious that can cause fear and not knowing what that fear is.
In fact, you can see this effect at work in the way we deal with our fears when we’re afraid that we might lose something we have. In our case, we worry that we might not be able to find something we’ve been looking for, or that someone we love might die. We get so scared that we will start to act out, and this makes us even more afraid to actually go find the thing we need, or to just sit down and do it.
This is called “the illusion of control”. The idea is that through our unconscious mind we expect to be able to influence our environment. This is called the “illusion of control”, and it is a fallacy. You can’t influence your environment. You can influence your thoughts, but you can’t influence your actions. So of course the idea of feeling a threat is an illusion, and it is the same “illusion of control” that we use to try to control our environment.
The first step to actually feeling a threat is to actually be able to control one’s thoughts. The next step is to be able to control one’s actions. When we feel threatened, our first impulse is to take action to protect ourselves and our loved ones. This is the illusion of control. The idea is that we use this to avoid feeling threatened. But this is also an illusion. We are actually using our illusion to avoid feeling threatened.
A large part of feeling threatened is the feeling of being exposed. That’s an illusion, too. When we feel threatened, we’ll do anything to avoid feeling vulnerable. We will run as fast as we can away from a threat, or grab a gun and pull the trigger, or do something to put ourselves in danger. We are actually attempting to avoid feeling threatened, because we are so afraid of becoming exposed.
The illusion of being threatened is actually a very common response to the feeling of being exposed. Just think of those old TV shows where you see a house getting hit by a tornado or a plane crashing into an urban building. It’s not really a tornado or a plane because they are just images. What you are seeing is a feeling. But even when it rains, it seems as if it never stops because it’s just raining.
So what is it that makes us feel threatened? The answer is fear, but it doesn’t have to be a physical threat. You can fake a threat all you want, but the one that scares the most of us are other people. We think that being hurt, being hurt by someone else, is a threat just because it is something that we don’t want to have happen to us. We have to learn to accept everything that we do or say as a threat.