5 Daily Tools to Overpower Moments of Fear
Updated: Mar 9, 2019
When you are facing a moment of fear, remember that love is stronger than death. Meaning that the love you have for people and/or pets never dies because they passed away. That’s how powerful love is and there is nothing greater than love.
A Course in Miracles points out that “The opposite of love is fear, but what is all-encompassing can have no opposite.” Evolve & Empower agrees with this viewpoint; that there is no room for love when we are consumed by fear. Fear makes us believe in our lack, insecurities, inadequacies, and unworthiness. When we choose to believe, feed, and be filled with love from within there is no room for fear. Love gives us the strength to move forward, to see possibilities in our lives, and know our worth.
Fear is the root of many heavy emotions, limiting thoughts, and life choices. When we recognize that we are coming from a place of fear, it is our opportunity to choose again. To choose something more powerful than fear and something that will support us in each moment as we move forward. What will your choice be?
In this article, Evolve & Empower shares 5 different tools that can be practiced in your daily life to help cultivate your freedom from fear. By building trust in your daily tools, it will help you to believe that anything is possible and to be bold with creating the life you want to live.
Evolve & Empower- 5 Powerful Tools that Can Benefit You:
1. Choosing Love or Fear
Ultimately, we are either choosing to come from fear or love. That is the root of all of our choices. When you define what fear is then you can identify it easier in your thoughts, feelings, choices, and actions. This awareness allows you to create change and your choice gives you the power to do it. Allowing you to choose again in each moment.
2. Changing Our Language About Fear
Language can shape our identity and can influence your progress in life. This is why it’s important to be mindful of how we think and speak about fear. Fear doesn’t have to be a part of who you are. This is why we are encouraging you to avoid saying “your” fear, instead refer to it as “the” fear. By changing your language about fear, will help to shift your mindset in order to disown and detach from it. This helps you to step into an observer role when a moment of fear comes up, which can make it easier for the moment to pass.
3. Downplaying Fear
Fear can feel like a mile high and mile wide, but once you walk through it, it is only an inch thick. This is how fear can affect your mind and outlook. It is important to acknowledge the fear; however, you want to phrase it in a way that minimizes it. For example, you can say “at this moment, I am experiencing a small amount of fear and I am open to this changing.” This helps us to believe that this moment is manageable and temporary. Empowering us vs. the fear overwhelming us. Opening us up to the possibilities of focusing on something else and moving beyond the fear. Making room to see why fear got triggered in the first place.
4. Using Our Breath to Release Fear
Our breath gives us life. Symbolically, it represents our ability to take in life; if we are feeling safe and open to receive the love and good in our life. Our breath is a big clue with what you are feeling and thinking in a moment. When we are afraid of what we might conclude in our thoughts, what we might feel in our emotions, or what someone might say to us it can be reflected in your breath. You might notice that you are holding your breath or taking shallow breaths. Through this awareness, you can use your breath to support yourself. You can use your breath to breathe in trust and love and then releasing the fear in the exhale. If needed, use this process as many times as required to get you back to a place where you feel safe, at peace, and lighter.
5. Allowing Love to Overpower Fear
It’s important to take the time to reflect on what your source of love is. Think of what you love; your partner, kids, best friend, family, a pet, or a moment in time that was filled with love. Try to use all of your senses when connecting to this love; see it, feel it, hear it, etc. By using all of your senses makes your love more real; giving it more power. Allow all of your sensations, when connecting to what gives you love, to fill your heart, body, and mind. Let the warmth, the joy, the gratitude, and any other positive emotions and sensations fill you; spreading throughout your body as you take full, slow, and steady breathes. Try applying this exercise into your daily practice and see how it can support you.
The next time you face fear, we would invite you to use these tools. It can help you to decrease the fear, overpower it with something that is stronger, and it can dissolve it completely.
The more you practice this, the more it can become a habit. Furthermore, think how often we let fear run wild within our thoughts, feelings, actions, and lives. Now is the time to change old habits that support fear. Instead, practice habits that bring out your inner strengths. By using tools that we can trust to overpower any moment of fear, to realize how powerful we are in our choices, and to live a life that is not restricted by fear. The choice is yours.