Fear is a powerful tool for effecting behavioral changes in human beings. Left unchallenged, it will often outright prohibit us from going certain places and doing certain things. On a basic level, fear is our brain's projection of harmful or unfavorable future events (which I might add, may or may not actually occur in reality.) The internal feelings created by these negative projections can be quite powerful indeed, and can ultimately cause us to change our course of action in order to avoid the perceived potential dangers in our future. In short, fear is our brain's way of keeping us safe, or at least attempting to. It is a cage set up by our mind in an effort to protect us from the world around us.
But all cages come at a cost to those who live in them.
The problem with fear is that it is a very bad judge both of future events and of how to handle them. At best, it is an extremely broad stroke approach to problem solving, and often has no rational basis from which to make accurate projections about future events. It makes assumptions about the unknown based on past events that may or may not be applicable to the current situation, often dramatically embellishing the details concerning the actual level of the potential danger, thus skewing our perception. It then uses these all too often flawed assumptions concerning the unknown and hijacks the body by inciting the sympathetic nervous system to force action (most commonly known as the "fight or flight" response.) When the sympathetic nervous system is thrown into full gear, it effects great physiological changes which have an extremely negative effect on rational thought and fine motor movements. Ultimately, it robs the body and mind of the ability to work properly and effectively. In a word, fear creates LIMITATIONS.
Think about your own personal fears. How do they limit you? What behaviors and/or situations do you completely avoid because of your fears?
I have good news for you my friends: There is a solution.
Systema training at The Warrior's Forge is designed specifically to give each individual the ability to understand and overcome the limiting power of their own fears. Our unique methodology and approach is guaranteed to personally acqaint you with the cage built by your own mind, while simultaneously giving you the keys to unlock the door and free yourself from its power over you. No more avoidance. No more self pity. No more loss of effectiveness. No more limitations.
Join us for our adult martial arts classes and begin your own journey to freedom. See you there.
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