Fear of the Unknown / Angst vor dem Unbekannten / Medo do Desconhecido / Miedo a lo Desconocido

Fear of the Unknown. They are afraid of new ideas.

They are loaded with prejudices, not based upon anything in reality, but based on if something is new.

I reject it immediately because it is frightening to me.

What they do instead is just stay with the familiar.

You know, to me, the most beautiful things in all the universe, are the most mysterious.

As Human beings, we have our own doubts, fears, and phobias that develop as we deal with the World and its’ challenges. Whether they are fears related to heights, spiders, snakes, or speaking in front of an audience, it is part of what makes us Human.

Facing and confronting your fears is not easy and it takes courage, compassion, and emotional maturity to get past your phobias. One of the most common fears is Fear of the Unknown.

To have a strong desire to control your circumstances, your path in life, and your future is natural. Trying to control everything and everybody around you is a recipe for disaster. Facing the unknown without fear is not easy but it is necessary in order to become a more centered person.

Fear of the unknown is related to other fears that people have such as the fear of death, the fear of getting old, the fear of being homeless, the fear of life changes, etc.

Economic recessions, societal changes, job loss, personal loss, election results, retirement planning, health problems, environmental concerns, etc. all fears of the unknown for the average man or woman. None of these phenomena can be controlled or even changed by one individual.

It is best not to resist the changes that are to happen at some point in our lives. It is best to go with the flow. Try best not to fight what comes your way and make the most out of things.

Do not give in to fear, hate, doubt, disappointment, and anger, which are all negative consequences that come with fearing the unknown and the unseen.

Having fear about what can happen a week, a month, a year, or a decade from today is a waste of time because you simply can not know what exactly lies ahead in the future.

Trying to plan everything out is a waste of time and energy. Sometimes, you need to cope with some instability and insecurity that will come your way.

The most important thing to keep in mind when confronting this particular fear is to stay positive about what is to come.

It is important to remove the negative associations, conclusions that your mind will come up with sometimes when it comes to thinking and planning for the unknown.

A little bit of anxiety and stress is natural when it comes to facing the future but it should not affect your daily activities and your personal relationships.

You will have a more peaceful state of mind when you react to the unforeseen future with a positive outlook. It is best to focus on your goals, stay focused, and do not get sidetracked about what might or might not happen to you in the future.

Change your thoughts and your mindset through meditation for five to ten minutes on a daily basis. By controlling your thoughts and emotions, and having the ability to stay positive regardless of the circumstances you will keep both mentally and physically fit.

As the 32nd President of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt stated during his 1st inaugural address facing the Great Depression

Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is … fear itself.

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