This weekend I watched some recorded Bear Grylss episodes. On one of them a group of celebreties were in South Africa and they were challenged to climb onto a really high and narrow rock face. I am not especially afraid of heights but even on TV it looked very daunting.
Some of the contestants quietly got on with it. Others of them cried and panicked and then things went wrong. Keeping their cool was the answer but clearly when faced with such a challenge that wasn’t easy.
It got me thinking about how mindfulness can help us to overcome fear. Fear is based on the fact that we are worrying about what might happen.
Fear could be in relation to anything. It might be a fear of spiders. It could be a fear of heights or flying. It may be something much more everyday such as a fear that if you go running your knees will hurt, or fear of a confrontation with someone.
Mindfulness is great to sort all of these fears out in a really simple way.
If you are mindful and present in the moment there is no way that you can also be predicting what could go wrong and worrying about that. If you were then you would no longer be mindful, you wouldn’t be present in the moment.
Being mindful in stressful situations isn’t easy but If you are dedicated to becoming mindful it is totally possible. All it will take is a few minutes every day.
If you can commit to training your brain to be present in the moment using meditation then a whole world of new experiences and enjoyment opens up to you.
If you want to start training your brain so that fear no longer rules the way you act then sign up for a Revitalise Session.
You will be amazed at how quickly you start to notice the benefits of your sessions. You will experience a new sense of freedom and life will seem a little lighter.