Fear of … False Evidence Appearing Real


One of our greatest fears is losing what we have. It is healthy when this fear of loss moves us to take steps to protect what we have worked hard to attain, but it is unhealthy when we continue to fear something we have no power over. It is useful to remember that focusing all our energy on fear can actually create exactly that which scares us, and holding tightly to what we have, blocks the natural universal flow of abundance and instead creates stagnation. As the only thing we can only really control is our thoughts and thus our responses, gaining proper perspective is key to conquering such fears.

The letters of the word “fear” spell out “False Evidence Appearing Real.” Fears of being separated from something or someone which we believe we need for our security or happiness comes from a delusion – a distorted view of ourselves and the world around us.

When we understand that possessions are only representations of energy, we can shift our attention to the proper place. We can stop fearing loss of money or success, because when we come to understand how it was created, we realise we can always create more. We can stop fearing loss of possessions when we realize that they are not the real source of our joy or well-being. And when we understand the energy of love, we won’t feel the need to hold anyone too close for fear of losing them, for we will understand that love does not diminish when it is given or shared but expands beyond boundaries of time or space.

By shining light on our fears, we reveal them to be mere shadows that vanish in the presence of mindfulness and spirit. We can choose instead to direct our thoughts and energy toward things of true value – love, abundance, peace, passion, and joy. We use these energies to create that which we desire. These energies are always available to us when we place ourselves confidently in the universal flow of abundance.