Fear ideas is that situation of the thoughts by which every part is seen via blue glasses — by which every part appears to deliver a way of the futility of endeavor — the “I Can’t” precept of mentality, as contrasted with the “I Can and I Will” psychological angle. It is the noxious weed within the psychological backyard, which tends to kill the precious vegetation to be discovered therein. It is the fly within the ointment — the spider in the cup of the Wine of Life.
So far as we all know the primary particular person to make use of the phrase “Fear-Thought” — which has now handed into widespread use — was Horace Fletcher, the well-known author, who coined it to supplant the usage of the phrase “Worry” in a sure sense. He had identified that Anger and Worry have been the 2 nice hindrances to a well- balanced, superior and progressive mentality, however many misunderstood him and urged that to abolish Worry meant to stop taking any consideration of the morrow — a scarcity of widespread prudence and forethought.
And so Fletcher coined the phrase “Fear-Thought” to specific a part of his thought of “Forethought with out Worry,” and he entitled his second guide on the topic, “Happiness, as present in Forethought minus Fear-Thought,” a really completely happy expression of a really completely happy thought.
Fletcher additionally was the primary to advance the concept that Fear was not a thing-in-itself, however merely an expression of Fear- Thought — a manifestation of the way of thinking often called Fear-Thought. He and others who’ve written on the topic, have taught that Fear is perhaps abolished by the follow of abolishing Fear-Thought from the thoughts — by driving it out of the psychological chamber — and the perfect academics have taught that one of the best ways to drive out Fear (or some other undesirable psychological state) was by cultivating the considered the other high quality of thoughts by compelling the thoughts to dwell upon the psychological image of the fascinating high quality, and by the suitable auto-suggestions.
The illustration has typically been acknowledged that the best way to drive darkness from a room is to not shovel it out, however to throw open the shutters and let the daylight stream in, and that’s the greatest strategy to neutralize Fear- Thought.
The psychological course of has aptly been spoken of as “vibrations,” a determine that has a full warrant in trendy science. Then, by elevating the vibration to the Positive pitch, the destructive vibrations could also be counteracted. By cultivating the qualities beneficial within the different classes of this guide, Fear-Thought could also be neutralized. The poison of Fear- Thought is insidious and refined, however it slowly creeps via the veins till it paralyzes all helpful efforts and motion, till the guts and mind are affected and discover it tough to throw it off. Fear-Thought is on the backside of the vast majority of failures and “happening” in life.
As lengthy as a person retains his nerve and confidence in himself, he is ready to rise to his ft after every stumble, and face the enemy resolutely — however let him really feel the results of Fear-Thought to such an extent that he can’t throw it off and he’ll fail to rise and can perish depressing. “There is nothing to worry besides Fear,” has properly been stated.
We have spoken elsewhere concerning the Law of Attraction, which operates within the path of attracting to us, that which we Desire. But there’s a reverse aspect to this — it’s a poor rule that won’t work each methods. Fear will set into movement the Law of Attraction simply in addition to Desire. Just as Desire attracts to at least one the issues he footage in his thoughts because the Desired Thing, so will Fear draw to him the factor pictured in his thoughts because the Thing Feared. “The factor that I feared hath befallen me.” And the reason being quite simple, and the obvious contradiction vanishes after we look at the matter.
What is the sample upon which the Law of Attraction builds beneath the drive of Desire? The Mental Image, after all. And so it’s within the case of Fear — the particular person carries concerning the Mental Image or haunting image of the Feared Thing, and the Law of Attraction brings it to him simply because it brings the Desired Thing. Did you ever cease to suppose that Fear was the destructive pole of Desire? The identical legal guidelines work in each circumstances.
So keep away from Fear-Thought as you’ll the toxic draught that you recognize would trigger your blood to change into black and thick, and your respiratory labored and tough. It is a vile factor, and you shouldn’t relaxation content material till you’ve got expelled it out of your psychological system.
You can do away with it by Desire and Will, coupled with the holding of the Mental Image of Fearlessness. Drive it up by cultivating its reverse. Change your polarity. Raise your psychological vibrations. Someone has stated, “There is not any Devil however Fear” — then ship that Devil again to the place the place he correctly belongs, for if you happen to entertain him hospitably he’ll make your heaven a hell so that he might really feel at residence. Use the psychological Big Stick on him.