After getting a glance of the realm of quantum physics, I learned that everything in this universe is essentially a form of energy, whether it be through vibrations or wave frequencies. Thoughts even have energy, as they constantly emit and absorb frequencies of electrostatic energy.
More on what thoughts are made up of here
Our conscious minds are constantly attracting frequencies that resonate with the thought, plan, or idea that one already has in their mind. While the subconscious mind is the storage for our thoughts, the automatic emotions, feelings that you immediately experience during a specific situation. “It works with the material we feed it, through our thought impulses. The subconscious mind will translate into reality a thought driven by FEAR, just as readily as it will translate into reality a thought driven by COURAGE or FAITH”(Napoleon Hill 31). “If you fill your mind with FEAR, doubt and unbelief in your ability to connect with, and use the forces of Infinite Intelligence, the law of auto-suggestion will take this spirit of unbelief and use it as a pattern by which your subconscious mind will translate it into its physical equivalent”(Napoleon Hill 32).
This all may sound confusing to you, as I am still trying to process and interpret this idea myself, but the point of this is that your thoughts shape your life and the ability to have a higher understanding of the mind will allow you to more readily have the ability to change and overcome negative thoughts.
“Reality is merely an illusion, although a very persistent one.” –Albert Einstein
Power of the Mind: Our mind creates. Let me give you an example, everything you see in this world started as an idea or thought, then this idea was given attention and intention to create, and now it is existing. Thus, everything was created with our minds. Moreover, your thoughts make you who you are, since these thoughts become actions, then habits, then your character, and then your fate. With that said, if you have a burning desire to achieve something in life, then you will, as long as you are persistent with a plan and have faith in your abilities.
So do not underestimate your thoughts, instead, observe them. Try to engage with more positively influencing thoughts and disregard the negative.
“A man is but the product of his thoughts – what he thinks, he becomes.” -Mahatma Gandhi
What is fear
Fear is an emotional state of being where you think you are in some type of danger.
How these fears were created and what it takes to overcome it
You have a fear and it has taken over your life. In many cases, fears are rooted within past emotionally traumatizing events.
For example, no one is born introverted, it is just a sequence of experiences or events, such as an embarrassing moment, that has caused oneself to be depressive (repressing your inner energy) instead of expressive. Even though you may not remember the exact events of this occurring, still, your behavior has changed from that moment on to avoid that experience from happening again. You have now been accustomed to this behavior and comfortable with it.
At this point, your fears are brought about by obsessing on what is going to happen in the future. You are so attached to your thoughts and being comfortable in your mind that you cannot actually live life, you are putting boundaries around yourself by living in your mind.
You are instilling an image of resentment, pain, rejection, failure etc. (depending on the specific fear) in your head, and you are allowing this fear to manifest, as you are feeding these destructive thoughts into your head.
You need to find a way to be present in the moment (focus on the body, take a deep breath from the lower lungs), detaching yourself from thoughts/outcome, and just do it.
The more you experience your “fear” the less afraid you are of it, so just respond to what is going on in the present moment and do not think about what there is to come after, because it does not exist. The only thing that exists is now and now is always. Aim to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. The less you care, the more you are able to get the most out of life, so please, don’t live with fear and regrets.