Fear comes in many shapes and colors. Some fears of our physical well-being are engrained at a fundamental level, as described in Maslow's Heirarchy of needs. Some fears are foreshadows of what pain and discomfort would be like, the fear of falling, the fear of drowing, in martial arts, the fear of getting hit.
The fear precedes an actual event, and if the fear is strong enough it
can immobilize us till we can't move or perform.
What about fears that there is no inherit risk to our physical being?
The fear of public speaking
The fear of making a mistake in front of audience
The fear of performing
The fear of looking silly
These fears put us at no physical risk, but puts our ego and self-worth in the cross-hairs.
Some fears can be worked through by 'doing', you put yourself in a position to be safe as possible and work on it, for example, the fear of falling.
With fears of performing, whether as a painter, an actor, or a martial artist, 'doing' will not be enough to achieve your highest level of success. You can't 'do' painting, you have to 'be' a painter.
What does it take to 'be' a painter, be a martial artist? I walk you through step by step during this podcast.
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Podcast of Tibetan Kungfu #25 Holiday Health and Fitness Class :
National Center for Biotechnology Information : Overcome the Fear of Falling:
Fear of Public Speaking : Sian Beilock :
Artwork of Fear, By Tanshi