That thing we fear doing and then finally we do it, how often do we then immediately realise it wasn’t that bad and what was there to fear?
The answer is…every single time because nothing is as bad as what we fear.
When the mind creates fear it is always the fear of something in the future, whether it’s in 10 minutes from now or a week.
The future is a construct in our mind and not real. So essentially we are fearing something that’s not real.
Once we can realise that our fear is based on nothing other than our thoughts, then we can more easily get over the initial hurdle of staring something.
The feeling of nothing to fear can start to be addictive and habit forming as long as we don’t allow the future to creep in.
Knowing when to ‘quit’ or stop is a challenge.
We override our instincts, especially when the body is telling us, there is an ‘I’m not a quitter’ attitude that comes from our egoic mind that forces us to continue, even if it is causing us pain.
Equally, the soul is often crying out to stop an emotional or mental pain and suffering, but the mind sabotages that feeling with attachment to things and again something to prove to others.
The best solution is to simply listen and be in tune with our feelings from our very essence and not be attached to our mind and ego, stopping or quitting is easy then, just stop. That’s what we feel.
Feelings are overlooked by the ego and this only brings suffering mental and then physical too.
Quitting is a mental concept of the human mind, doing what we feel is following our soul.