MindYourBusyNess: Fear or faith ?

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Fear or faith ?



Future is unknown for everyone. You maybe rich or poor, powerful or meek, V.I.P. or ordinary person, it holds true.

Does that mean, ‘we gamble each time we participate in an event or perform any action in our lives.’

Can we predict or control the outcome of events with 100% accuracy?
Control with 100 % accuracy may only be possible with man-made machines working under controlled atmosphere, not with human working in open atmosphere of vast universe. But we can always maximize it at every point in our lives.
To face the unknown outcome of events of our so called ‘known world’, we have two choices of techniques to adopt-

1. One is the safe approach of operating from fear. In this technique, we limit our actions to minimize losses. We evaluate /calculate every possible action and then concentrate on risk free activities. We keep on excluding the actions where some amount of risk is involved. By adopting this approach, our area of activity shrinks. We start living in our ‘shell’, cut off from the world. To adopt these techniques, you need to be rich in energy and resources. Everyone can not afford this all the time.

2. The other technique is open approach of operating from faith and acceptance. Here we tend to maximize the gains. We treat the outcome of every event as a reward given to us for our actions and enjoy it. The key is accepting what you get despite your likings. Here we expand and grow and can keep pace with nature. Our faith works as a medicine to heal from bitter experiences and helps in keeping us integrated in spite of destructive forces.

We apply one of these techniques depending upon our circumstances and perception of world around us. In ideal circumstances, the technique of operating from faith and acceptance is best. But finding the perfect circumstances is a rare phenomenon. Therefore we generally also make use of the other technique of operating from fear. Sometimes we invest so much energy or resources in using the technique of operating from fear that it becomes counter productive.

If you are in the similar situation and interested in plugging the drains in your resources, it is worth analyzing your perception of fears in your mind on which you are operating. If you are honest in your approach, you may locate some fears which are not relevant in your present situation. Identifying and discarding these will make you free from unnecessary burden.

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