Fear: Is It Stopping You Living?

My mum used to fear death, she was terrified to die and I used to tell her don't worry, no one really ever dies. I guess she knows more than I do now because she's crossed that barrier. I am a great believer in life after death; too many things have proven to me that life does continue after this one, and if you have read any of my other blog posts you will see why.

My inspiration for this post is the quote by Mark Twain, “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."

The fear of life! Let's face it, we all, at some stage, have gone through some pretty scary times where fear just consumed us. I know I have in my time. Many times I've been frozen in fear due to personal circumstances or relationships. However, I always had a secret weapon to get me out of that state, and it's what I call 'flip thought' meaning I would think the exact opposite of what I was fearing. It's this mind control that has fashioned the person who I am today and I like that person. She still has her faults, but most of the time she does ok!

Sometimes the fear of life can be the fear of success! True, it happens, people hold themselves back because they fear if they are successful they won't be able to handle it, or their family and friends won't like it. The truth is that once you take control of your life, once you decide to make the most of every moment, and once you stop worrying what other people think, then you are in control and living life to the fullest. I took a risk starting this blog because I know a lot of people will think I'm some sort of new age nutter! Possibly it might put people off working with me on my lifestyle blog, but I decided that it didn't matter what anyone else thought of me, because I don't care, who has the rig