Artificial Fear

Artificial Fear

A few years back, I represented Crossing borders on a different stage. Same city. Fearless as I stood amidst proclaimed and proven writers. From my point of view, I called them the big guns. I felt prideful about my own

achievements leading up to the moments that I was found worthy and talented enough to be seen, for me to belong up there. And so I stood ten feet tall and spoke. About Artificial Intelligence. Fearless. No doubts were born that day. I would go in and do my part. Today I will also do my part freely.

Being fearless_

Although it’s unheard of for people to voice their opinions on any subject for the fear of being canceled like a performance in July due to corona….I will do just that.  See, because one of my shows was already canceled in July due to the bad performance of corona….

Stay fearless_

Fear_ It’s been around for ages. Stories of Spirits and angels. Traces of dungeons and dragons. Myths and legends. Weapons of destruction and warnings of big floods. Fear is a natural occurrence. It’s a friend that tells us we are in danger. Naturally, humans feel fear in order to spark us into action. Adrenaline is a Hell of a drug.

Do not fear action_

It’s a fight or flight. But it is never; back down. It is never just lying down and dying.  It’s never simply giving up our freedom. Because that would be my practical fear. For without it:

I can not be.

Facing fears freely_

We can only be what we are when we are allowed to be free to be just that. We don’t need an eternal external babysitting service. Fear can only be useful when it’s temporary. When fear becomes a daily given its definition changes to brutality…

Do not freely submit_

Brutality can never be in the name of life. It can not be used to offend our rights. In order to defend the law.  Brutality is a means to keep some people disguised as perpetrators. When on the face of it all it’s playing them out like the victims they never hurt or offended. But harsh words and questionable statistics proved enough to make it seem so artificially put together. 

Did humanity stop evolving out of fear I ask? Does living not equate to…did we not achieve on the counts of casualties lost. Did we not colonize and kill for civilization? Did we not start wars to gain land for power….for power…but nobody believes in magic….

And seldom do I encounter a people’s hero, being truly a hero for the people. 

We are Heros for fame. 

For the money. 

For the upgrade in price tags on stuff that is basic and worthless.

We are all Heros until we get canceled. When we stop caring about the system.  When we deploy our own Will. When we hold on to what we know to be true instead of cashing out on lies… When we stand firm and stand fearless. 

There is too much to fear and we are pushed into fearing the same things. The things that so conveniently take our freedoms away. Just to make us safe from that one danger.

Have they forgotten? We were born fearless into a world where danger is the life of the party and being on the safe side is what’s detrimental to evolution. 

We take a risk._ at life

When we are conceived and start our first contest trying to reach that egg. Millions of us died.

When we are born and the umbilical cord is cut too soon, depriving us of important nutrition and aid in breathing.

When we grow up and notice that we are growing alone, that nobody is looking out for us. That we have to settle with what is given because there will be no more. We uproot ourselves and drag the fight for life to a well to sip a drop of water.

When we enter into Community and notice that dangers and daggers lurk on every corner and on every new job we take on. School, was scary when they forced me to leave my inner child behind and start thinking inside their boxes. I had never felt so confined in my life.

When we run with faith to reach our goals and somebody causes us to fall. Because we were never supposed to win that day. That race. That job, that diploma, that education that does not educate nor teaches us how to be humans or be compassionate.

When we jump to show that we can rise to the sky, then crack our necks on the fact that some ceilings just can not be broken. We had been cemented in.

We take a risk_

When we ride into the sunset chasing after the light because it suddenly all became so dark out there that the last rays of compassion we have obliterated its spark… 

We did this…

We created this see-through prison based on artificial fear. We bowed down to misinformation, we bowed down to the steady focus of our governments to fear that one thing, that one danger. We have weaved it into a straightjacket and we are all willingly setting that new trend. Look ma. See no hands…

We take a risk_

When we travel to distant lands and feel a reconnect with life and the earth as a whole. When your soul recognizes your old home but the inhabitants treat you like an invader, a stranger out of place huh?

We take a risk_

When we voice out that we are important, that everything matters. 

When we question what was given because it was deemed incomplete and insufficient.

When we congregate and come together the notion, that we always have to watch our backs for whatever.

We take a risk_

When we close our eyes, when we stop speaking, when we stop listening, there is also a risk in that. When we help so many others and forget about ourselves…

When we rely on gut feelings….because the truth may be just what we had feared

When we protect and when we defend…..How far are we willing to go, to get to be free.

We are always in danger…..Because we live. 

We should not be focusing on danger. 

It prevents us from living.

Living is a natural state of survival.

That’s why we humans evolved. We looked for better ways, for better options

We focussed on life and took the risk as it came.

We might as well still be living in the dark ages…

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FEAR

It’s been around for eons. Stories of Spirits and angels. Traces of dungeons and dragons. Myths and legends. Weapons of destruction and warnings of big floods. Fear is a natural occurrence. It’s a friend that tells us we are in danger. Naturally, humans feel fear in order to spark us into action. To get to the safe side. 

     Do not fear action_

It’s a fight or flight. But it is never; back down. It is never just standing down, then dying.  It’s never simply giving up our freedom. Because that would be my practical fear. For without it:

 I can not be. After fighting my whole life just to breathe. Living in freedom is something I can not give up. 

These times in the future these days will be written like the dark pages of a book that needs to be burnt. Centuries have passed..but what the f did we learn….This too will be written as a scary legend and an unbelievable myth. Mankind will weep knowing how easily we fell for it.

Hakuna Matata….. It’s the circle of life…we live and then we die. Only the dead do not fear death.

But maybe, they now have a fear of being reborn into a new prison,  continuously fearing life.

The worst part is that we fail to discern between Artificial fear and trusting in our own gut feelings…

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