The (Only) 5 Fears We All Share
The fear of abandonment, rejection, loss of connectedness, unwanted, disrespected or devalued.
The "silent treatment," when imposed by a group, can have a devastating effect on its target.
SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:
Human beings have five fears that are relatively common:
The global pandemic has surfaced a peculiar fear of not being able to communicate with one’s family and friends before our(sudden) death.
The fear of not being able to say goodbye, or to not be able to speak the parting words of love and forgiveness.
It’s key to connecting with people to suspend your ego; to put your own needs, wants and opinions aside. Anxiety does the opposite bringing your feelings and expectations to the forefront.
Focus on the other person. Simply listen to what they have to say and ask them to tell you more.
Just because you feel it doesn’t make it real. Feelings come from beliefs. Change the beliefs and feelings will change.
Research and anecdotal evidence show that the simple act of positively reimagining something can be enough to decrease anxiety.
Bringing awareness, or mindfulness, to the way we communicate with others has both practical and profound applications.
We can train ourselves to:
Each of us already has this natural communication system that feeds us information all the time. So when we close down and become defensive—for a few minutes, a few days, months or even a lifetime—we’re cutting ourselves off not only from others, but also from our natural ability to communicate.
Mindful communication trains us to become aware of when we’ve stopped using our innate communication wisdom.
When we react to fear by shutting down the channel of communication, we’ve put up a defensive barrier that divides us from the world.
Signs you’re in the red light zone: