Saturday, October 29, 2016

What do you Fear?

If you are into movies, you probably find the title of this blog familiar.

It was a question posed to Bruce Wayne (Batman) in Batman Begins (2005) - "What do you fear?"

Although I had watched the movie for umpteenth times, a recent overseas trip gave me an opportunity to re-watch Batman Begins again. The movie still beats all the shows in the 30-odd channels that was screening that night.

So, the very reflective question:

Come to think of it, phobias are often formed out of a negative episode that one encountered in the past. For instance, getting grazed by a twig shot out from a grasscutter's cutting machine might keep you a distance away from a grasscutter in the future.

In resolving phobias, I found an article from Wisdom Ninja that concisely spells out 10 proven steps to overcome your phobia

  1. Identify your Phobia
  2. Talk about what you fear
  3. Make a hierarchy of fears
  4. Relax
  5. Display
  6. Generate Positive Thoughts
  7. Expose Yourself to your Fears
  8. Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle
  9. Beware of Drug Consumption
  10. Be Patient

Source: Wisdom Ninja

It need not be, as what Ra's al Ghul (2005) says it to Batman,

"To conquer fear, you must become fear. You must bask in the fear of other men. And men fear most what they cannot see. You have to become a terrible thought. A wraith. You have to become an idea! Feel terror cloud your senses. Feel its power to distort.. to control. And know that this power can be yours. Embrace your worst fears. Become one with the darkness."

That is, of course, unless you have a spacious underground space under your dwelling, and a family business producing military weapons for your private consumption ;D