RECOGNISE WHEN THE EGO IS UP TO ITS OLD TRICKS.
The Ego can manipulate us to think that a new direction is too radical or too risky. It will make us anxious about losing what we already have! Or it causes us to doubt whether it will work at all! Doubt is just fear in disguise.
So, recognize when this doubt & fear comes up for you. Recognise your feelings of anxiety. Realize that it’s just the Ego up to its old tricks! Remember, we are not talking about fear of a truly dangerous situation. Recognise the doubt or fear of trying a new path in life. There is no true physical risk. The Ego is just scared of change or losing its control. But what else can we do to overcome these unhelpful patterns? Would you like another antidote to unwarranted fear & doubt?
DISARM YOUR EGO BY PROCESSING EMOTIONS.
The remedy is to properly acknowledge a negative feeling or emotion when it arises. We briefly acknowledge it, and let it pass. The secret is NOT to turn this negative feeling into a dramatic story. Don’t attach to the narrative or storyline. Just let the feeling move on naturally. It’s as simple as that!
It’s important not to deny or reject our feelings. Don’t be fearful of negative emotions. That just makes the feeling of fear or doubt last longer. Remember that feelings are just temporary. They will pass in a few moments if we let them. We just need to take a moment to calmly observe them from a neutral perspective! Proper emotional processing is the big secret of how to overcome unwarranted fear & doubt. That’s how we release our emotions and start to tame our Ego mind.