“Almost always we suffer emotionally not because of a future reality that’s definitely going to do us in, but because we’re chronically pushing our fear button by negatively imagining the future. Our ancient reptilian brain is programmed to react in certain situations like that of a rattlesnake when threatened – that’s what anger and aggression are all about. When faced with a seemingly mortal threat, we tend to let our panicky amygdala dictate our response – we either attack, run away, or lose consciousness.
But we do not have to let antiquated fear reactions run our lives. We can instead see through the fear, and free ourselves to behave consciously as spiritual beings who do not let their fear of dying turn them into anxious or violent creatures. We’re surely going to die – it’s just a matter of time. So why let our fear of our eventual demise ruin our lives in the present moment? While we’re still alive, shouldn’t we instead focus on seeing how much love and creative expression we can bring to the world?”
John Selby, in “Expand this Moment”
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