Just before all the coronavirus happened, I was running a lot.
I had run a half marathon.
Just after that time that I went out to do a recovery run of four miles.
I got half a mile into my run when I was running by a park and dog bit my leg.
Fortunately, I wasn’t that far from the emergency room.
I spent two weeks without being able to run or do any exercise.
Today, it’s healed.
Since then, I’ve had a chance to go on several runs.
If I hear a dog bark, an irrational fear bubbles up.
I’ve never even thought of the other dogs until I had my experience.
Now I’m experiencing irrational fear over any dog that is around.
I would ask you in this time, are you seeing more irrational fear?
Are we experiencing things that are causing us to go into fear that have no logic behind them?
The definition, I’ve heard of FEAR is False Evidence Appearing Real.
Are you creating scenarios but the situation is not as bad as you’re imagining it.
How can we recognize irrational fear?
We have to be able to talk to ourselves and say, “What I’m experiencing right now is not real.”
Today, it’s more important than ever to know what is rational and what is irrational.
Otherwise we risk being paralyzed by our own minds.