Fear is not Real. It is a Product of Our Imagination5 min read

I always wonder, why do people work for someone even if they don’t like it.

Aren’t we here for a very short period of time?

Is there any need for us to spend little time we have in doing things we don’t want to do or hate doing?

So, what is stopping you to become the next best Blogger or Footballer or a Dancer or may be a Scientist?


There is only one thing that is stopping you to reach your goals. That thing is the FEAR.

This article is going to give you ways to beat your fears and become the next big greatest thing in this world.

What is fear?

My friend explained it to me beautifully and I quote:

Fear is loosing of something which has not happened in the present or will happen in the future. ~ Friend Click To Tweet

Fear comes when you think of the negative outcomes of your actions in the future.

May be it is because of your past failures. Or, may be you are overthinking your current situation to come up with ways in which you could be defeated.

But, here’s the thing:

There is no fear in the present.

If you stay still and live in present then you will find tremendous opportunities which you can capitalize. It is the present moment that makes you or break you. If somehow you can train yourself to be aware (correct word is alert) of your surrounding all the time then you can control every event happening to you in your life.

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Living in the present all the time is so hard… eh…

I want to clearify the definition of living in the present which have been all wrongly understood because of the western culture.

Living in the moment doesn’t mean that you stop thinking about the future. That’s total crap!

Human beings are the only living beings on this planet who is gifted with such special abilities that he can think about the future possible outcomes.

You wouldn’t want to restrict such a special gift, would you?

Instead you should learn how to use such abilities for your advantage.

Let me explain you with a very simple example and then you tell me your views in the comments.

Observe a small kid when he tries to walk in the dark. Notice how brave he is. Not afraid of dark, not afraid of the danger, not afraid of anything.

But as soon as he was about to walk in the dark to explore the place, his mother stopped him. She not only stopped him to go in to the dark but also she also said – “Never go into the dark, it’s dangerous. Bad men awaits there to hurt small kids.”

Innocent little fella not knowing what’s there in the dark agree to listen to his mother. Because he trusts her mother. But will he ever find out the actual truth about the place.

What if there is a treasure in the dark? He will never find out because everytime he will try to think of going there, he will fear of an imaginary BAD MAN who would want to hurt him.

Negative Imagination is your FEAR

Fear is just a negative imagination of your mind which if practiced continuously becomes your belief that affects your choices in life.

The kid in the story will later develop a fear of dark (which does not exists).

This fear slowly grows with him over the years and he will be afraid to even try.

Do you see the root of his fear. It started so small but he will never know what’s in the dark. He will continue to live with this mindset until later on in his life someone trustworthy, like his mother, holds his hands and take him there.

Bottom line:

It’s inside your head. It’s about your thoughts.

Keep it simple: What you think you should speak, what you speak you should perform and if your mind, voice and actions are not in sync then life becomes hard. It is not the problem that is big or small, it’s your attitude towards it.

How to overcome Fear?

The best thing you can do is Observe.

Whenever you fear something, hold yourself in that moment and observe. Observe the very cause of the fear.

Observe the emotions you have and state of mind.

Observe your thoughts and why did they came up to surface.

Now, observe one more thing, as soon as you start to observe the root cause of fear, the fear itself vanishes. It is just you in the moment, looking at your thoughts and analysing. That is what you should be doing.

This is called living in the moment for a moment and there is no place for fear in the present. It can only haunt when you give it a chance by thinking about the outcomes in the future or the failures of the past. Instead of thinking about the outcome, you must concentrate on your actions. If you become successful in making the present moment right then your future will automatically be corrected.

There is no Past, Present or Future. There is only you in a large void and everything simply plays in your head.


Who is Stopping you to achieve what you desire?

There is no one in this world who can stop you to achieve what you desire for.

“Make yourself so deserving that you can get each and every material possession that you wish in this world. Once you get it, you will realize the true meaning of life”.

From the above words, I don’t mean that money and wealth is the ultimate truth of life. But what it really means is that if your mind will be occupied in earning your daily and fulfilling your materialistic desire (which by the way is the biggest lie of this world) then there is no way you will be able to understand what life really is.

But, once you have it all, it’s time to devote yourself into understanding your existence on this planet. So, it’s time to go out there and live your dreams. This present moment is a gift and that is why it is called present. Make you present, make your life.

Please share your views on the same and let people learn from your experiences.

  • Article By: Varun Shrivastava

  • Varun Shrivastava is an innovative Full Stack Developer at ThoughtWorks with around 4 years of experience in building enterprise software systems in finance and retail domain. Experienced in design, development, and deployment of scalable software. He is a passionate blogger and loves to write about philosophy, programming, tech and relationships. This is his space, you can get in touch with him here anytime you want.