Beneficial Thought: Are You Feeding Your Fears?

Posted on May 25, 2017
Updated on November 03, 2020

When you’re at the zoo you’re told to not feed the animals. When you are living in the spiritual zoo we call life, we say, “don’t feed the fears.” The fears will eat you alive and prevent you from moving forward in life, faster than any lion ever will.

Your fears are the wild animals of life that will prevent you from growing. So, don’t feed your fears, even when there is a lot of change, confusion, delays, and havoc in your life. Don’t nurture those fears any more than you would feed the lion at the zoo. The lion at the zoo is kept far from you. It is caged up because it is a wild animal.

Fear is a Stumbling Block

Sometimes simply knowing there is the potential that something can go wrong can be scary. We spend precious time worrying about what could or might happen. We live in fear. Worrying about those things is a big waste of time, as well as a stumbling block to success in your life.

Instead of coming from a place of stress and fear, look ahead at the path before you, after you have removed all of the stumbling blocks of fears and marvel at that. Yes, there are some pits in the road. There are some peaks and valleys. There may even be a rock that you stumble over from time to time. Sometimes, there is a hole you fall in, but you always somehow get back out of that hole, don’t you?

Yes, you do! It’s important to remember that every path you take in life is a journey. If you think back over every time that you have stumbled, made mistakes, or made a bad choice, you probably have a really great story to tell about how you overcame it.

If you have the right mindset, you can go into a situation with an open mind and prevent fear from blinding your judgement and holding you back from taking risks and building a great life for yourself. No one ever achieved great things if they didn’t take some risks and step outside of their comfort zone.

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Fear is a Choice You Make

Not feeding the fears is all about having the right mindset. Nobody knows exactly what lies ahead for them in life. You can acknowledge that there can be obstacles in the way of your goals, and trying times. Just don;t focus on that, it robs you of the joy of living.

Don’t worry about the hole that you don’t even know is there! That’s feeding the fears and the same thing as worrying about the lion behind the cage at the zoo. Leave your fears in the cage, and get them out of your life. Enjoying the journey is what life is all about.

What you focus on in life will grow. If you focus on the positive things in your life and what could go right, suddenly that’s what happens. When you focus on the negative, that can have an impact on your state of mind and your happiness levels.

Yes, you might fall, that’s life. Isn’t it sweeter to visualize yourself succeeding? isn’t it more satisfying to imagine you getting that new job, that promotion, being the best partner, parent, or friend that you can be. Imagine your life as you want it to be and use the Law of Attraction to your advantage.


When you go to the zoo, you don’t fear the lion. You marvel at it, it is a beautiful thing, it represents all that could be in the wild jungle because it is far away from you, you understand that it can’t hurt you. The less mental energy you spend on worrying and thinking about what could go wrong, the less they hurt you.

Worrying about what can go wrong in the future, robs you of your peace of mind in the present. Don’t let that be you. Conquer your fears, live courageously, don’t let nagging worries about possible obstacles, failures, or mistakes dictate your choices and how you live your life.

How are you going to live without fear?

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