October 29, 2013
They say "Do one thing each day that scares you."
But why on earth would you want spend every day afraid?
Fear is designed to help keep us alive in the face of mortal danger. But how often do we find ourselves being chased by a hungry lion?
In fact, we overuse fear, and mistake the unknown for hungry lions. The lifesaving flood of fear biochemicals that speeds up our heart and breath can lead to serious health problems over time.Did you know that lions will scare prey because, stiffened by fear, it becomes easier to catch?
Avoiding fearful situations can prevent us from life-changing and amazing new experiences.
So the trick is to do those things that scare us, but in the spirit of curiosity rather than fear.
There really is truth in the saying that there is nothing to fear but fear itself.
Well that...and spiders.