The modern world is imbued with fear.
Fear of losing a job. Fear of robbery. Fear of losing our loved ones. Fear of someone to control our lives. Fear of having no greater power to guide us. Fear of being alone. Fear of moving together. Fear of losing the things we trough hard work and tears have purchased, while a fear of using the money that society needs so badly. At least this is how Denmark’s status is in these years.
Fears such as fear for robbery or losing our loved ones are more “accepted” fears than fear of spending money or fear of being controlled. But I believe that we trough training of the mind, can learn to control and maybe even embrace our fears – no matter which. For instance, our fear for robbery can be cured with a development of trust to strangers. Just like they do in most of Canada. No one lock their doors over there – they just trust each other. And fear of being controlled can be cured by engaging in knowledge. Thinking for ourselves. Developing a distrust to the authorities is very healthy for an honest society. As long as we keep it to a professional level – by asking and conversing instead of rioting and killing. But I will be talking about the more personal fears such as the common fear to change.
Fear begets fear in the sense that we are afraid of breaking unhealthy, but comfortable habits. For instance:
Have you ever tried breaking out of an unhealthy eating habit, but found it too complicated or unpleasant? Or:
Have you ever tried to break out of negative behavior but found positive behavior too demanding?
Have you ever tried to push yourself towards a 30-minute-daily-motion-cyckle?
We all know that unhealthy food, negative behavior and not exercising is bad for us, but our tendency to prefer comfort here and now overwhelms our lust to improve in a long-term perspective. Bad habits must be broken so that we can get out of our unnecessary circle of “digging a deeper hole”.
There is a fantastic little thing about habits:
Habits are more comfortable to perform once they have been converted into … habits!
So jump into the cold turkey! Jump into the conversion of the negative behavior! Jump into pushing yourself into an uncomfortably situation! (But positive of course) ;)
We need to learn to embrace the unknown, look deeply into its eyes, tame it and use it as a new force in life’s Pokémon deck! Let us hope that the jump blindfolded becomes a desire for us – because spiritual evolution can only take place when we explore the unknown. Can I prove it? Yes, I think I can!
Just look at how the U.S.A. is permeated by a collective fear of not having money to the neck, food for their bellies and firearms to the hands. The government is pumping into their heads, that this is how they should live their lives, but why? So that the upper 5-10 % can get a continuously growing wallet – that’s why. Consumerism is the keyword here. Most citizens of the U.S.A. never think for themselves, and it’s clearly shown by how they look, “think” and behave. A wonderful quote from George Carlin says: “I’m not a very good American, because I like to form my own opinions”. – This is the true American dream.
A bit of cynical truth from the great George Carlin:
“America is a so-called “free” country. It means that the government is free to decide which information gets out, and which small group of people gets their hands on the money. And I nearly forgot – the country was founded by a group of slave-owners who spoke of how every man is free! So basically the U.S.A. is founded on a pile of bullshit.” - Not being informed about, how unhealthy habits (consumerism) can be converted into healthy ones, most of them never ask themselves: “what is on the other side?” – And that, I think, is the proof that conquering ones “fears” is the key to spiritual evolution.
But I’m not saying that America is all bad, because it definitely isn’t. A lot of great and healthy minds walk around the streets of America. Sadly most of them remain silent and unheard.
Some also suggest that the tendency to fear has something to do with their health care system – and I strongly believe that, too. For we know that if the middle or lower class becomes seriously ill, then it may be “game over”.In Denmark we have the world’s best healthcare system and the world’s highest tax. It means that no matter what class you are, you can always go to the hospital free of charge. And your children are permitted a long youngster life of free education. And that’s a HUGE factor for us to be announced as one of the happiest people on earth.
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How do you think unhealthy habits can be converted, and what do you think makes a happy people? I am always open-minded to discussion and disagreements!
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