In the rush to be over worrying you can not create the life you want.
It seems when we hit our 40’s or hey, Fiftyish, Sixtyish, and so on, we concern ourselves more with running out of time.
This the fear of death anxiety.
This subject was a topic for discussion at a conference where I’d spoke in Eureka Springs, AR.
I was astonished how many individuals deal with fear of death anxiety. Likewise, how many others seem to be more in tune with their eternal Self.
In this message for those who may tilt toward being afraid of dying, I share my own thoughts.
I mean, yes, and experience where there was nowhere to hide from the fear of death.
When I first entered prison my way of “taking the bull by the horns” was to ask myself what seemed to be frightening: “What is the worst thing that can possibly happen to me?”
After carefully considering this, I accepted the fact that I could possibly be killed in a number of violent ways.
Facing over worrying and the idea of overcoming the fear of death kept me from stepping backwards, deeper into fear.
I surely didn’t want to take the “Detour into Fear,” as the Course in Miracles states.
Being Afraid of Dying
The thoughts I ‘d have of overcoming the fear of death helped with a clear decision as to how I would carry myself in the event I was approached in a violent manner.
Of course, this over worrying, lead to a most inevitable showdown.
Yes, it did present itself, many times, especially more so in the early stages of my prison confinement.
And the threats and fear of death anxiety did hang in the air till the minute of my release from prison after years of over worrying about mu fate.
My method for overcoming the fear of death, instilled in me somehow, was to stand there.
Yes, I mean, face to face with the individual and with no weapon of my own, such as the commonly used shank.
My eye contact had always assured the culprit that I wanted no trouble. However I was always ready to handle myself physically if I had to.
Usually the result had been the confrontation ending in some sort of peaceful resolve.
The Course in Miracles (ACIM) states: “The children of God can not abide in darkness, for darkness is not in them.”
The Truth about Fear of Death Anxiety
The truth I decided to live with for over worrying helped.
I’m saying overcoming the fear of death was that if I were to be seriously hurt.
Or, disabled, or killed– which, by the way, does happen more than just occasionally– I would still be who I am while living in eternity.
This attitude may seem unlikely.
But if you were ever faced with this, with nowhere to hide and run, you would have no choice but to make some serious decisions in preparation for eventualities.
I was able, somehow, automatically it seemed, to develop a sense of not being afraid of dying and no fear of losing my body to any such fate.
Routinely I would ask myself, “What is the worst thing that can happen to me?”
I would live out my days in that thought.
This type of quickly learned faith for overcoming the fear of death has shown me a Power of the Universe that can not be topped.
This may seem to you some sort of brave front I had been wearing as a denial of being afraid of dying.
It quite certainly is denial, but only to the ego-based mind.
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To being free to live,
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