Nightmarish Fear

By Gabriela Yareliz

Our minds can often play us on our worst fears. Take it from someone who had nightmare after nightmare this week, and each was tied to a deep fear, that our bodies and minds respond to our thoughts and emotions.

It can affect our mood, our disposition and our peace. Fear always seeks to rule us, and as humans we don’t escape fear. Fear can often serve a purpose, like keeping us safe from an unnecessary danger. But fear can also paralyze us. The minute we let ourselves become overrun with fear, our minds are clouded.

If we live by fear, we forget to take the important and worthwhile risks. We can push others away or drain them and ourselves.

I once heard that the point is not to be fearless. It’s natural to fear, but to show courage and do things in spite of fear. And if we truly believe God is at our side, it’s not that we are fearless but that we fear less.

Here is to a conscious attitude adjustment! Here is to fearing less.

Published by Gabriela Yareliz

Gabriela is a writer, editor and attorney. She loves the art of storytelling, and she is based in NYC.

One thought on “Nightmarish Fear

  1. Must be something in the air. I had a nightmare last night and while the general pic is fuzzy, I remember the feeling when I woke up. Fear. And I immediately put it to bed:).

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