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Fear. Deal with it!!!!!!!!

Posted by tennisplanet on February 23, 2008

-Relieve yourself forever of the fear of death by reaching a decision to accept death as an inescapable event.

-Whip the fear of poverty by reaching a decision to get along with whatever wealth you can accumulate without worry.

-Put your foot upon the neck of fear of criticism by reaching the decision not to worry about what other people think do or say.

-Eliminate the fear of old age by reaching a decision to accept it not as a handicap but as a great blessing which carries with it wisdom, self control and understanding not known to youth.

-Master the fear of loss of love by reaching the decision to get along without love if that is necessary.

-Kill the habit of worry by reaching a general, blanket decision that nothing which life has to offer is worth the price of worry. With this decision will come poise, peace of mind and calmness of thought, which will bring happiness.

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4 Responses to “Fear. Deal with it!!!!!!!!”

  1. Jenny said

    Great post TP, thanks. Some people are natural born worriers who see the worst possible scenario in every event, and fear is closely linked to it. Some time ago we had flooding here in the UK and properties near rivers were particularly vulnerable and there was extensive flood damage, therefore it was quite natural folks should be concerned about their homes or business. However, during all this an elderly friend who lives alone phoned me, she was really worried about her safety, despite reassurances from the Environment Agency that she lives on top of a hill and nowhere near a river! Obviously we spent time to reassure her too. I live high up too, and whilst sympathizing with folks in the danger zone, even that thought hadn’t even occurred to me! In contrast, a friend of mine who really was badly affected by flood damage, but she dealt with it in a practical way. Her attitude, the family and pets were safe, it’s a hassle but it’s okay.

  2. codepoke said

    My son says these things. I regretfully inform you both that life doesn’t go like this.

    There is a reason the greatest of humanistic minds have come up with things like, “No man is an island,” throughout the millenia. You don’t overcome fear by personally overcoming all obstacles, but by binding yourself to people (not just a wife) who love you and whom you can trust. You bind yourself to them by loving them.

    When you face all these things with loved friends, knowing you’re not alone, you’ll find all the things you’ve listed above are possible. Until then, you’ll find yourself forcing yourself to believe you are succeeding, but long about age 35 all your lies will come tumbling down around your ears.

    Bind yourself to people.

  3. eva said

    Oh, such valid ideas to live by. I wish that our societies would learn what I learned in my family, society, and country, as a very matter of fact thing that simply became a part of you by its constant reinforcemtn: respect for people, respect for yourself, including times whne others may try to show disrespect, but by knowing its crudeness, it;s as if from deep inside you a force has made its appearance, and settled around you and on your face like a mantle that immediately sends a message.
    The other tenet that must be taught to children is respect for their elders. And remember, for children 30 or 40 can already be “old.” In a youth oriented society, everyone tends to be pigenholed, whetner into the rubric of teenager, or middleaged, or old and a senior citizen.
    people shouldn’t have segregated contact. The young need to know of those who have had a lot of experience and have lived through decades of changes and history. All ages in society need to be mingling, because that is how society provides a sense of belonging for all people, and a sense of counting, or of being important.
    Children and young people may be the future, but a future without a past, an intimate knowledge of the past, is rather a rootless drifting kindof thing, isn’t it?
    Just hink of the so-called global village. Many think it’s a good idea, and that it will reduce conflict and competition between countries. Some even say we are slowly leaving behind the Nation state.
    That would be a sorry state, and an impoverishment of humanity culturally. Then English would be the language of communicatioin internationally, and other languages would soon start to lose validity and meaning. Yet each language is a marvel and a treasurehouse of a people’s history, their approach and view of the world, and which cannot be replaced.
    Additionally, there would be the likelihood of total government control, whether by a world body politic, or local police and army that is under the sway of the world control. Everything could be known about everyone; there would be no place to shelter from any false charges; privacy relaly wouldn’t exist as regards a person’s life; and places that are small, or lack a voice, would be ignored, and their needs not met.
    So your tenets are good, TP, and maybe we should also add that we should guard our right to privacy, our right to not have everyone know about our lives, and about the freedom of speech–in reality, not the farce we have now already. Governments/governments will use everything against people when they want to preserve power. Then they don’t care for the people at alll–the much reverentially quoted people.
    And I would like to remind everyone that the term “regular people, or common folk, especially,” as used for only the working classes of society, are totally wrong. We are all common folk; whether president, star, famous scientist, queen, it does not matter. No one can get away from being a “folk.” It is inherent in everybody. So hello, Bess, and George, whatever pjossessed you to run for office, and Donald Trump, you don’t trump anybody else with your status and money. You are a human being, like the rest of us, all of you! Please remember this, when you talk to a superior, or to someone who looks down on you and obviously considers others inferior. LOL, the laugh is on them: we all begin from one point, the Alpha point, and we all reach the other, the Omega, or the end point.

  4. gmoz said

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