Nothing To Fear
I am fearless. I am a pioneer who marches into new lands where I stake my claim because it is my right. I am blessed with my formidable powers that enable me to strike down my enemies, vanquish my foes and take that which rightfully belongs to me. Driven by my raging fury I will consign those that stand against me to oblivion. No wall can keep me out, no fortress will prevent my ever onwards march. It takes a special person to have no fear. Few are imbued with this for only a few can stand astride the world and survey it knowing it belongs to them. To be free of doubt, devoid of concern and unburdened by conscience enables me to move forward without fear. This is entirely necessary. Fear paralyses. Fear inhibits and stunts. Achievements cannot be secured when one lives with fear. New horizons cannot be reached with fear lurking on your shoulder. Fear will set you back and keep you back. I cannot be restrained. I must not be harnessed or withheld for I must always strike out. It is by lacking this fear which infects so many of you, that I am able to bring my greatness to bear on those around me. To live without fear is true freedom. As Evey declared in V for Vendetta
“I wish I wasn’t afraid, all of the time.”
Fear prevents potential being reached. Fear dissuades and controls. Fear is the enemy of progress, it is the opponent of invention and it is the foe that will quash your dreams as if they never existed. I am blessed with the capacity for knowing that what I will do will succeed and thus I am freed from fear. My plans in the workplace will be met with acclaim and admiration so that I am not held back in formulating and presenting them. When I enter the room, heads turn in acknowledgement of my ability. Not for me the skulking walk of the frightened who must keep to the shadows for fear of failure. When I approach somebody I know they will like me, want me and admire me. This enables me to succeed in all my interactions with people, from the barmaid to the chairman of the board. All of this is because I am free from fear.
You know fear all too well. You tell me of the stifling effect it has on you. The tremble it injects into your voice. The clamminess of your hands as you reach out to shake someone’s hand. The churning stomach and the light-headedness. The dread that washes over you as the alarm goes off and another day lies ahead of you seeking to challenge you and grind you down. You live surrounded by fear because you allow it to control you. You allow yourself to be governed by your feelings. You have not mastered them. You have not cast aside those that you do not need and instead you choose to be a slave to those feelings so that amidst them fear comes and takes you with its cold hand about your neck and pulls you downwards into a quagmire of uncertainty, worry and fear. You fear how you will be regarded when you attend a drinks party with new people. You worry about how your dress or shirt will look. You worry about money, family, health,friends, the environment, taxes and your sports team. You have allowed fear to permeate every level of your life and in turn it has weakened you and held you back. Look to me. Do I show fear or concern as I go about my works? No I do not. How many times have you looked upon my kind and remarked how we always succeed, how nothing bothers us and how we always triumph no matter what happens? That is what comes with being fearless. That is what being a leader, a pioneer and a titan is all about. I am without fear and thus I make the world mine.
This lack of fear is what draws people to me. They are mesmerised at the nobility that I possess. They look on in awe at how I tackle every obstacle with that unerring fortitude,driven on by my unswerving belief in that what I do is right. I am not bound my convention. I am not hampered by rules, regulations or procedures. Those are devices for the frightened. Artifical creations put in place to give those who are less than me, less than us, something to hold onto. You cling to these laws whilst I strike them down. Like a crusading knight I ride into battle and fear no defeat for victory will always be mine.
I fear nothing.
It is nothing that I fear. But I will not admit that.
22 thoughts on “Nothing To Fear”
Why can’t your kind understand that we all have fears? Why does your kind exploit our fears while we try to help with other people’s fears? What is the defining moment that determines which kind of human we will grow up to be?
The only fear I have noticed my ex has is the fear of jail. Is there a reason other than the obvious of not wanting to be confined… would it be less fuel available for you? Would it be some type of narcissistic injury? I’m curious if you have thought about the consequences of actions leading to jail or prison. Is this possibly a fear HG, please explain if you can why my ex may fear jail. He acts tough and goes in easily, but cries in order to get help getting out. No promises to change only blame on someone else. We thought tough love to leave him there to learn a lesson was best the last time, but all it did was cause his family and I to become the mean ones. Forget the horrific and undeniable rotten things he did to get sent there. It’s my fault for putting him there….and he can never forget I did that to him! Thank you for your thoughts HG.
Is it fear or is he just reacting in a manner by which he issues a pity play to try and escape the consequences?
I cannot be totally sure, but I see your point. I have seen him watch shows about being in jail -I suppose to learn about it. I just know he will try and do anything to avoid it. He much prefers to be in rehab or the mental institution where he can be put on drugs, color in books, learn things from the other patients and talk about himself in groups. He likes to manipulate the nurses and doctors. He became friends briefly with a patient and invited him to our home in the middle of the night once when he was bored. Very scary outcome!
They say, when we are born, we fear two things; falling and loud noises. All other fears are learned and influenced by our environments, and cultures. For an example,we do not innate a fear for spiders, but we as humans learn this fear so quickly suggests a “built-in predisposition to learn them”. A fear we would learn from our adults peers, and so on. I wonder if fear would be considered a taught construct, HG, as “Love is a taught construct”.
Many emotions I felt reading that article, “Love is a taught construct” broke my heart . In my opinion, it was one of your best articles.
Thank you HGT1F
He sees himself this way but at his core, he is full of fear. He raced motorcycles, did lots of other sports that required some handle on fear. Yet he truly is an incredibly fearful person. All the fury, the con games, the running away is all about fear in my book. A constant state of playing life as a shell game just to manage deep, deep fear.
Don’t narcissists actually fear death? Or getting a serious illness (cancer) and be seen as vulnerable and helpless?
Some will do EB, but not I.
I see. And what about if you were in the ICU, not being able to move or speak and still not taking morphine during the last days of your life and there were one or two narcissist nurses who would give you sadistic treatments?
Not going to happen.
So true. Brilliantly written.
Thank you Ali.
No, thank you. You saved my life and saved my sanity. Your insights that you share give clarity and understsnding and are better than any therapy. I owe my happiness to you.
You are welcome Sarah.
What a great, great ending. I want to keep it and use it as a caption under the photograph of some arid land. The finale of an article, a novel or a chapter is its juice. Without the powerful finale of the poem, you have no poem at all. And you know that so well,HG.Even if you are no believer of endings.
This is an excellent article, HG!
I always thought that having no fear would lead to not being in doubt about one’s potential to achieve things. But you say that first comes the conviction and then the feeling (or lack of it)? Did I understand this right?
Are you never doubtful about if you should do something or not, do you never hesitate? Is that a matter of pure logic to you, you just decide and that’s it?
Does it ever happen that you want to do something but just don’t do it anyways, that you put it off? You never allow yourself to drift?
Do you think that if an empath has a great idea for something (business idea or a new project or something creative) but never crosses the gap between the idea and doing / acting on it – that it is only fear, or the lack of the conviction that you have?
There must have been instances when something did not go according to plan – how do you cope with that?
I’m looking forward to your insight in this. 🙂
I don’t entertain doubt. There isn’t time to do so.
I procrastinate from time to time yes.
There could be many reasons why the empath does not proceed.
Yes, there are occasions where matters do not go to plan. I create a new plan.
That is humorous. You all come across as fearless when you’re actually driven by fear – fear of nothingness, fear of being alone, fear of losing your fuel, fear of people seeing what’s really inside you, fear of criticism…
I always noticed, as I was following him out of my bedroom, the way he walked. It was as if he had planted a flag on the moon, so cocky and smug. Other people noticed it as well.
Oh, but to have even a thimbleful of your fearlessness and confidence. It’s too bad you can’t share.