Tuesday, October 24, 2006

How would your life be different if you simply made a choice to indulge in 95% less fear and 95% less guilt?

How would your life be different if you simply made a choice to indulge in 95% less fear and 95% less guilt?

25 Comments:

Blogger BBC said...

I have never given fear and guilt much thought. I deal with each day and the events as they come at me. I haven’t done many things to feel guilty about so that really isn’t a question for me. I’ve done some stupid things but I’m not going to sit around fussing about it now. As for fear, we live on a violent planet in a violent universe. And we spend much of our lives trying to kill ourselves. So what is the point in fearing fear? Hell, I’m sixty-three years old. Do you know what that means? Two things, I’ve been lucky because no one else (or event) has killed me, and I’m bad at killing myself. And if you think you are not trying to kill yourself, why do you get in automobiles and drive around? Or fly around in airplanes? You are just asking for it you know.

8:57 PM  
Blogger BBC said...

So are we done with the other subject?

9:59 PM  
Blogger Phil Plasma said...

Like bbc, though for different reasons, I hardly have any fear or guilt going on within me, so 95% less of either if either represent only 2% is not a significant difference.

Mind you, now that I think a little more of it, there is unmentioned-internally and internally-ignored fear that I have that were it to drop by 95% I'd be earning more money at a different job.

10:40 AM  
Blogger BBC said...

You sure have a lot of questions Mr. P. How old are you?

7:13 AM  
Blogger Paul F. said...

I'd quit my job, join a rock band and tour around the country while my wife sits at home and takes care of all the bills. And I would enjoy it.

5:33 PM  
Anonymous thinking girl said...

I really don't have much capacity for guilt. I don't often regret things, either. But fear, that is something I struggle with. It doesn't ALWAYS prevent me from doing things that I really want to do, but sometimes it does. Mostly, if it's something that I really want to do, I just hem and haw about it for a long while until the fear is overcome by the itch for change and I end up doing it. Fear is insidious for me, and linked entirely to self-doubt, my greatest weakness.

how would my life be different if I didn't experience so much fear? hmmm, well, I think I would travel more and worry about money less. I would not be afraid to submerse myself in an entirely different culture and way of life, and I wouldn't be so hung up on achievement. Also, and this is a big one, I wouldn't push people away for fear of being hurt.

6:25 PM  
Blogger Mister Pregunto said...

@BBC, I am well past 1.5 billion seconds old.

You are right, I do ask a lot of questions. I would like to ask a lot more, but I just don't have enough time. That and the fact that people might lose patience with me if I asked as many as I sometimes want to.

Hmmm. Do you suppose I ask a question as frequently as you use the word 'fuck'?

BTW, I was still interested in finding out more about your notion that we are all God in evolution. I read something on your site the other day that made me think that I had not understood exactly what you meant the first time.

8:11 PM  
Blogger Mister Pregunto said...

Hi Everybody,

Welcome. I have yet another question aimed at anybody who does experience significant levels of fear and/or guilt:

Why do you hang on to fear and/or guilt, and what would it take for you to rid yourself of them?

(Would you even want to?)

8:14 PM  
Blogger BBC said...

"I am well past 1.5 billion seconds old."

Interesting, I am well past 1.5 billion years old.

Don't like the word fuck hey? Oh well, better than packing a gun.

I'm trying to think of something to feel quilty about, or fear, but I can't.

5:41 AM  
Blogger BBC said...

I got it... Bears, I pretty much fear bears.

3:41 PM  
Anonymous thinking girl said...

well, Mister P, you ask an interesting question. Why does one hold onto fear (or guilt)?

AS Dr Phil would say, it's working for you on some level. Something about that fear (or guilt) is benefitting that person, somehow.

For me, I think about what I fear, and mostly I think that what I most fear is failure. that is the fear that keeps me from attempting things I might like to try: I don't want to fail at it. Most things I do are calculated risks or sure things. I don't often try something that I am not sure about succeeding at.

and then there's the fear of being hurt. yucky one, and one I don't often admit to. I have been hurt very much in the past, and I'm not sure I could go through it again. so I'm leery of engaging with people on a certain level. I used to be very trusting, very faithful in the good in people. And unfortunately, I encountered some people who were more than willing to take advantage of that. So, now I'm less trusting, less open. And it works for me because there's less chance of being hurt again.

that should answer your question?

6:13 PM  
Blogger daniela said...

Oh Mr P,
I'm LOVIN' this pregunto, because my handsome man and I are thinking of uprooting our physical world and jumping to the other side of the globe, just for the hell of it ... and as I contemplate this change, and what it'll take to make it happen, I self-remind that the only thing standing between early spiritual retirement, by staying on this island for the safe-addicted, and rebounding into life's lusty-spirit highway is FEAR ~ yes, the 'actual' "F" word.

95% less fear, is not an indulgence, it's a necessity for me right now.

Guilt? Fuck it. It's just fear dressed in sunglasses.

Tally HO!!

4:31 AM  
Blogger BBC said...

As long as you are so full of questions, why are you so frigging slow in replying?

7:05 PM  
Blogger Mister Pregunto said...

@BBC, it's not that I'm so frigging slow in replying--I'm just friggin' slow, period. :)

Actually, I just don't have much free time. That's why I sometimes don't acknowledge all comments--I would like to, but often by the time I respond to one person, I have spent more time than I have available. I get a lot out of blogging and of people's comments, but it's hard to fit in the time.

Incidentally, I wasn't suggesting that you shouldn't use the word 'fuck'. I was just kidding when I commented on the frequency of the word. I don't get offended over the F* word.

8:12 PM  
Blogger BBC said...

Ah, yes, time, so many blogs, so many thoughts, so many things to share. And not much of it is new, it's been recycling for thousands of years. Sigh.

5:15 AM  
Blogger BBC said...

BTW.... Has it ever occured to you that you have never asked an original question?

8:09 PM  
Blogger Paul F. said...

As if we can all pop on over to his blog and find something original.

8:11 PM  
Blogger Paul F. said...

I think what we are really searching for are original answers. Correct me if I'm wrong.

8:13 PM  
Blogger Mister Pregunto said...

Actually, that's a very interesting thought.

How important is originality, anyway?

Is it possible that the most important answers about life's issues are not new answers--we just didn't like them when we heard them? Is it possible the most important answers to life's questions are just lost in the dross?

8:38 PM  
Blogger L>T said...

Original answers are only important if they answer the question. Original questions are only important if they have an answer.

Is it possible the most important answers to life's questions are just lost in the dross?
Maybe that is why we are sometimes abmonished to; "Just answer the question."

3:15 AM  
Blogger L>T said...

correction; admonish

3:16 AM  
Blogger BBC said...

"I think what we are really searching for are original answers. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Well, no one listens to me, so there you go. :-)

6:47 PM  
Blogger L>T said...

Hi Mr P! Just want you to know you are being missed.

3:37 PM  
Blogger Mister Pregunto said...

@L>T, thanks muchly. It looks like I will be tied up for a while. I haven't forgotten you though.

8:59 PM  
Blogger L>T said...

When you get back drop a line O.K.?

5:19 PM  

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