How To Handle Fear In Using The Law Of Attraction Law Of Attraction
Classics Ww Atkinson

How To Handle Fear In Using The Law Of Attraction Law Of Attraction Classics Ww Atkinson



Fear thoughts is​ that condition of​ the​ mind in​ which everything is​ seen through blue glasses -- in​ which everything seems to​ bring a​ sense of​ the​ futility of​ endeavor -- the​ ``I Can't'' principle of​ mentality,​ as​ contrasted with the​ ``I Can and I Will'' mental attitude. it​ is​ the​ noxious weed in​ the​ mental garden,​ which tends to​ kill the​ valuable plants to​ be found therein. it​ is​ the​ fly in​ the​ ointment -- the​ spider in​ the​ cup of​ the​ Wine of​ Life.

So far as​ we​ know the​ first person to​ use the​ word ``Fear-Thought'' -- which has now passed into common use -- was Horace Fletcher,​ the​ well-known writer,​ who coined it​ to​ supplant the​ use of​ the​ word ``Worry'' in​ a​ certain sense. He had pointed out that Anger and Worry were the​ two great hindrances to​ a​ well- balanced,​ advanced and progressive mentality,​ but many misunderstood him and urged that to​ abolish Worry meant to​ cease taking any consideration of​ the​ morrow -- a​ lack of​ common prudence and forethought.

And so Fletcher coined the​ word ``Fear-Thought'' to​ express a​ phase of​ his idea of​ ``Forethought without Worry,​'' and he entitled his second book on​ the​ subject,​ ``Happiness,​ as​ found in​ Forethought minus Fear-Thought,​'' a​ very happy expression of​ a​ very happy idea.

Fletcher also was the​ first to​ advance the​ idea that Fear was not a​ thing-in-itself,​ but merely an​ expression of​ Fear- Thought -- a​ manifestation of​ the​ state of​ mind known as​ Fear-Thought. He and others who have written on​ the​ subject,​ have taught that Fear might be abolished by the​ practice of​ abolishing Fear-Thought from the​ mind -- by driving it​ out of​ the​ mental chamber -- and the​ best teachers have taught that the​ best way to​ drive out Fear (or any other undesirable mental state) was by cultivating the​ thought of​ the​ opposite quality of​ mind by compelling the​ mind to​ dwell upon the​ mental picture of​ the​ desirable quality,​ and by the​ appropriate auto-suggestions.

The illustration has often been stated that the​ way to​ drive darkness from a​ room is​ not to​ shovel it​ out,​ but to​ throw open the​ shutters and let the​ sunlight stream in,​ and that is​ the​ best way to​ neutralize Fear- Thought.

The mental process has aptly been spoken of​ as​ ``vibrations,​'' a​ figure that has a​ full warrant in​ modern science. Then,​ by raising the​ vibration to​ the​ Positive pitch,​ the​ negative vibrations may be counteracted. By cultivating the​ qualities recommended in​ the​ other lessons of​ this book,​ Fear-Thought may be neutralized. the​ poison of​ Fear- Thought is​ insidious and subtle,​ but it​ slowly creeps through the​ veins until it​ paralyzes all useful efforts and action,​ until the​ heart and brain are affected and find it​ difficult to​ throw it​ off. Fear-Thought is​ at​ the​ bottom of​ the​ majority of​ failures and ``going down'' in​ life.

As long as​ a​ man keeps his nerve and confidence in​ himself,​ he is​ able to​ rise to​ his feet after each stumble,​ and face the​ enemy resolutely -- but let him feel the​ effects of​ Fear-Thought to​ such an​ extent that he cannot throw it​ off and he will fail to​ rise and will perish miserable. ``There is​ nothing to​ fear except Fear,​'' has well been said.

We have spoken elsewhere about the​ Law of​ Attraction,​ which operates in​ the​ direction of​ attracting to​ us,​ that which we​ Desire. But there is​ a​ reverse side to​ this -- it​ is​ a​ poor rule that will not work both ways. Fear will set into motion the​ Law of​ Attraction just as​ well as​ Desire. Just as​ Desire draws to​ one the​ things he pictures in​ his mind as​ the​ Desired Thing,​ so will Fear draw to​ him the​ thing pictured in​ his mind as​ the​ Thing Feared. ``The thing that I feared hath befallen me.'' And the​ reason is​ very simple,​ and the​ apparent contradiction vanishes when we​ examine the​ matter.

What is​ the​ pattern upon which the​ Law of​ Attraction builds under the​ force of​ Desire? the​ Mental Image,​ of​ course. And so it​ is​ in​ the​ case of​ Fear -- the​ person carries about the​ Mental Image or​ haunting picture of​ the​ Feared Thing,​ and the​ Law of​ Attraction brings it​ to​ him just as​ it​ brings the​ Desired Thing. Did you ever stop to​ think that Fear was the​ negative pole of​ Desire? the​ same laws work in​ both cases.

So avoid Fear-Thought as​ you would the​ poisonous draught that you know would cause your blood to​ become black and thick,​ and your breathing labored and difficult. it​ is​ a​ vile thing,​ and you should not rest content until you have expelled it​ from your mental system.

You can get rid of​ it​ by Desire and Will,​ coupled with the​ holding of​ the​ Mental Image of​ Fearlessness. Drive it​ up by cultivating its opposite. Change your polarity. Raise your mental vibrations. Someone has said,​ ``There is​ no Devil but Fear'' -- then send that Devil back to​ the​ place where he properly belongs,​ for if​ you entertain him hospitably he will make your heaven a​ hell in​ order that he may feel at​ home. Use the​ mental Big Stick on​ him.




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