Do you remember the old horror movie called Fright Night from back in the ’80s? Well, it was one of my favourites that stood out. Although if I were to watch it again today, I know it would be less effective, barely ranking a drama. 🙄
I also find it interesting how I once gained a sense of pleasure from being scared as a kid, while, later in life, I’d live with fear after having dived into the fruits.
Polarised sensation. You’ve gotta love it!
Unfortunately, only half the time.
Fear’s invisibility has an enormous impact on my life, and it’s now easy to see how the world is also gripped. As I react to an experience, memory recall or future projection that in any combination raises the sense to resist a movement, I head the other way as signals attack my nerves.
General Pain, however, I find is the response to a fresh physical incursion in my experience, rather than from trace residue roaming the pathways from any psychological traumas dug in.
Although, fear-related pain in either form, in my physical fears (projecting biological harm) or psychological fears (my hurt ego/heart) can both severely affect me, especially when old experiences won’t let up. If I hold a trauma and can’t bring it to an end or find a resolution somehow, when on the extreme, my system goes haywire, and I become anxious with panic attacks that suck me dry.
Resistance as fear is broad and covers a large range of life, whether my immediate scenario is predictable or not. I.e. Fear of something now, or ahead. Once taken out of my comfort zone, the potential exists for fear to condense into a stronger system at lightning speeds. Which, turns to pain, across my body.
Fear can affect me in the same manner, if not more, than a physical incursion in pain. But in general and as most know, it drags on as stress.
Both fear and pain are two obvious things that no one wants any-of (at least, in themselves). As fear builds up, this leads to my greater emotional discomfort, and ultimately, a noticeable pain putting me out. The cogs upstairs compress while the story plays, generating heat, sweat and tears, to the surface of my body.
Therefore, fear is a thought-only internal response that whips from within. While, standard pain, on the other hand, is undesirable contact with the outside world, or more significant outside pressures that send stronger signals across my nervous system. Unless, however, on the odd chance, I’m born with a built-in hereditary illness that causes physical grief regardless of external factors. Then I’ll thank my upline for that.
Again. Typically, my fears are a dull and drawn out but adaptable process, while, pain, is the shorter but sharper response. Overall, I prefer the lesser of the two evils, whichever one that may be at the time.
A good friend once said
If you’re in immense pain because of your thoughts, take a hammer to your toe. Problem solved.