Having wordly discussions with Mama makes me think about individual words quite often now. So when I was watching Lage Raho Munnabhai the other day, this scene caught my attention.
The word is "fear". The thing that begins in our mind with "what if...".
Why do we fear?
Updated: December 28, 2009
It is because sometimes we are afraid to lose what we have... our people, our freedom, our comfort, our material happiness, our possessions, etc.
It is because we are too comfortable in the given situation and the new change seems impossible thus prevents us from moving forward.
It is because our thoughts are influenced by someone else, we trust the fears of people around us and go along with believing them. If 9 out of 10 people said I could learn how to ride a bike, I might. If 1 out of 10 people said I could NOT learn how to ride a bike, I will never. Of course, this is if and when I listen to this one person.
It is because we don't know what future is going to bring, there is the fear of unknown. It is easy to be doubtful and it is difficult to trust, specially when there is no or less familiarity. We have imaginary fears.