Hope’s Enemies – Fear

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Fear

Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.

-The Shawshank Redemption

I think fear may be hope’s biggest enemy. Fear stands in the way of our hopes. We’re afraid of what people may think of us or we’re afraid of failing and so we refuse to try. We are either driven by fear or stimulated by hope. Which do you choose?  Fear is acquired; a learned behavior. We must choose not to fear. It is a mind killer. Each moment we remain in it, it’s like a little death that leads to total oblivion. When we allow fear to take over, it can completely paralyze us. It begins to lose its power when we face it.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. 21experiment
    Dec 12, 2012 @ 16:04:31

    I once read that depression happens when we no longer have hope. So the vicious circle goes Fear -> No Hope -> Depression.
    Time to break the circle.
    Thank you for your very succinct and yet to the point post.

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  2. Tammy Taylor
    Dec 12, 2012 @ 22:14:00

    I believe that is true. Lack of hope causes depression and then, if no hope remains, giving up is soon to follow. Let’s break the circle by sharing our hope with others everyday! And thank you for the compliment!

    Reply

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