The emotion of “fear” can mess you up, even if the emotion itself lack any real threat to you. How come, that fear have such an impact on us, even if there isn’t any reason for it to do so? Is it because of religion? Lack of knowledge of the unknown? Warnings from others negative experiences? Is “fear” an emotional response that, instinctively, get to some of us that doesn’t know any other way to express ourself in front of something unfamiliar?
People are afraid of many things. Religious “sins”. Insects and predatory animals. Conflicts of any kind. Fictional horrors. Some people are afraid of something that they can’t explain right away, which make them come to false conclusions that the experience is “malicous” and “evil”.
That last sentence above is the most important one. As I see it, fear of the unknown, can have a “trigger effect”. Since emotions is a powerfull energetic pattern that creates a “need to get more”, fear and love is the most powerfull ones to get. Does the intent have to be “malicious” or “evil” for the emotional respons of “fear”? In my opinion: Not always. Because sometimes the exchange of the emotional energy that “fear” have, can give an “addiction” to get more of it. When the person that was afraid, suddenly flip the coin to accept the “unknown” and choses to not be afraid anymore, he or she, creates the stronger energy that is “love”. The “need to get more” flips to love, instead of fear.