S:1272 Great Fear: Of Being A Victim

(Great fears are barriers to experiencing your real life.)

[There are countless fears, yet few are of the level of the Great Fears. A Great Fear is noted by its commonness and its effect; it shows up in a large part of society and can have a numbing effect on one’s happiness.]


There is no freedom in victim-hood. Since humans are ‘wired’ to be free, any form of victim-hood is in direct conflict with one of our deepest motivations – freedom. That conflict engenders fear.

Living as a victim means to live with the belief that forces greater than you are in control of you and your life. This is an illusion appearing real supported by the data which appears to support it, that’s all. It’s a loop of illusions!

We see what we look for. Pierce the illusion of victim-hood and the truth of your power is revealed. (Imagine the difficulty of driving focused on a bug on the windshield rather than on the road beyond.)

So it is with the fear of being a victim. Focus on where you currently have control, where you are in charge of a part of your life, then expand that vision bit by bit. Soon enough you will see there is no victim-hood for you. And nothing to fear.

This may take work, however.


Coaching Point: Work? Who cares about that when the reward is freedom from the fear of being a victim?


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