142: Challenging your Beliefs: Sources of Fear


The purpose of ZEN commuter is to help people realize that the world is a beautiful place.  This goal is accomplished by helping people see what they can do when they face their fears and indeed truly understand that fear is fictitious. 

There are so many sources of fear in the world.  So many places that wish to oppress you with their paranoia about the world, its dire circumstance.  But where do these beliefs come from?  What are your beliefs about the world?  Is it a dangerous place.

As I will discuss, the world is actually safer than it was 30 years ago.  Yet the belief is that it is much more dangerous than it was.  However, the facts don't lie.

Listen to today's episode and challenge what you think about fear and the world.

Quotes of the Day:

"Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future. If we can acknowledge our fear, we can realize that right now we are okay. Right now, today, we are still alive, and our bodies are working marvelously. Our eyes can still see the beautiful sky. Our ears can still hear the voices of our loved ones." - Thich Nhat Hanh "

"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light" - Plato

Topics Covered in this Episode

  • Update on Zen Survey
  • Where your fears are formed
  • Proof that the United States is safer than 30 years ago
  • The ZEN commuter book club
  • Ways to evaluate your beliefs


ZEN Commuter Survey

Do you know where your children are?

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Journal Question

How safe do you feel in the world today?  Where did this feeling come from?

Action of the Day

  • Research the incidence of child abduction between now and 1980.



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