Fears are limits, and limits are beliefs. The more beliefs about reality that you have, the less you are able to see. So, the fears we don’t face become our limits a self-imposed prison.
Fear as a Tool
When you are unable or unwilling to see and accept the facts it is based on fear. Fear of association with the other believers. A big part of it is the fear of retaliation. Lastly, there is the fear of the loss of the afterlife promises. It’s a lot of fear to face and overcome. But, more and more people are doing just that. More and more people understand the fears we don’t face become our limits. The real enemy is are the people behind the fear. Fear is a tool of control. It is the main component of groupthink manipulation tactics.
The fears we don’t face become our limits.” — Robin Sharma
The first step is learning to “see” through what you “believe” should be “there.” The more boundaries you have the more difficult this will be. Those entrenched deeply in any dogma will be blind to the facts. The process for unlearning these boundaries isn’t an easy one. It requires courage to “get past” the current paradigm. However, your paradigm isn’t like a set of Legos. You can’t take it apart piece by piece. Your paradigm is more like a piñata that must be smashed to bits before there is any clarity.
In the 1970s there were people engaged in this type of work. They termed it “deprogramming’” and it was a painful one for the subject because it made them confront the inconsistencies and fallacies head on. It worked but most people won’t be tied to a chair or confined to a room to undergo this type of intensive work. Most people prefer to do this themselves. It takes longer. However, it requires courage to overcome the boundaries on your own. Another way to look at is like taking off a band-aide a little at a time. Our hats go off to those who are brave enough to confront their religious beliefs.
Bottom line. If you are unwilling to question your beliefs you will never know if you are following truth or lies. And so the fears we don’t face become our limits. Here are some resources that can help.
- Develop a healthy, skeptical mindset
- Use the scientific process associated with logical reasoning
- Enhance your powers of observation
- Guard yourself against any teaching that is inherently misleading and false