Sensation & Meaning

Similar thoughts affect people differently, which means it’s all a matter of perspective.

For example

When I meet another experience in life, the relative memories that hit the spot for me, say, ones that trigger fear, might not for others who share less sensation during the same or equivalent type of encounter, and vice versa — with the difference being a mix of interpretation that doesn’t match each of our past exposures. My experiences, and the knowledge I’ve understood and accumulated from them, all go towards the way I react to new ones that face me.

It is now for this exact reason that if I do NOT want fear continuing its undesirable grip as a dense range of conversions firing-off upstairs, then it’s a good idea I at least understand these packets in better detail. Packets, signals, cells, a vile solution, or whatever anyone wants to call these feelings that shoot across my nervous system over a bunch of images that in most cases, exaggerates contact in everyday life.

Is the Threat Real?

Here’s a straightforward scenario that could happen to anyone

I caused a commotion when I saw the snake, stirring him up. But my friend casually but carefully walked around him.

Fortunately, for my mate, he was able to recognise that the snake was in fact not dangerous. Whereas I couldn’t (unclear) and immediately held prejudice against all snakes, largely due to a lack of knowledge and previous experience. Plus, from all the snakes = death programming I swallowed earlier.

In this scenario, I obviously would’ve preferred being the one carrying less fear. Not only did my friend recognise features from detailed knowledge deeming the little guy as harmless, but he’d also made previous contact with several snakes in a controlled environment. That is, he was slowly introduced by someone else who carried experience from another person who was a snake-handler, and so on.

So now, when greeting similar snakes, my mate holds less weight. The chemical reaction no longer hits his fear-centre with such intensity, while I run up a tree instead.

My Options

After clearly seeing the actuality or MRI up close, as none other than overprotective brain gunk freaking me out on dangers that don’t pose any real threat, as my cross-referencing couldn’t determine the fact of the matter as purely innocent, and the snake was more scared of us, I get envious while confronted with two clear options:

  1. I reinforce myself with detailed knowledge and experience by visiting the zoo or animal sanctuary to gain insight unless my friend is confident enough to walk me thru.
  2. I carry weight for the rest of my life. I stay weighed down with a boot load full of overly sheltered programming that predetermines a broad range of forms, objects and symbols in my library as real threats.

Yet the idea of snakes is just one in a million scary thoughts and possibilities! How do I tend to them all??

Scared snake
Help! There’s something 100 times my size approaching.

The Moral of the Story

It’s in my best interest to take a practical approach towards fear when it’s in front. Otherwise, I’ll compound my condition and allow superficial images to rule since I cannot differentiate from the actual threat. Upon each interpretation, I’ll increasingly jump out of my skin in response to a conclusion that doesn’t match the real scene.

Therefore, if I don’t deal with fear soon, a more significant concern adds to my shoulders it’s that simple!

So really, there’s only one clear choice ahead!


Next, I’ll show you the structure of my thoughts a little deeper.

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