Fear seems to be everywhere in the 21st century. The world feels perilous, the economy is fluctuating drastically, and things that were once consistent now consistently change.
Fear that stems from present danger is an essential human response. It allows for immediate self-protection and increases awareness of potential dangers so that you can safeguard yourself and those you love. Fear becomes toxic, however, when it makes you feel out of control and overwhelms your ability to think and respond to situations wisely.
Although many frightening aspects of today’s world are beyond your command, you can plan for your own safety. True safety grows from a realistic perception of what is actually happening in the external world. Mark Twain said, “I have had a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.” Regain a sense of control by taking charge of your life and safety in realistic ways.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear. ~Mark Twain