Question: Sir, What is the difference between fear and anxiety?
Answer: Fear is an emotion induced by a threat perceived by living entities, which causes a change in brain and organ function and ultimately a change in behavior. It leads to fight-or-flight.
Anxiety is an emotion characterized by an unpleasant state of inner turmoil, often accompanied by nervous behavior such as pacing back and forth, somatic complaints and rumination.
Fear is a response to a real or perceived immediate threat. Whereas anxiety is the expectation of the future threat. The cause for fear is the attachment. If you are attached to something, you will fear as if you will lose it.
Bodily attachment leads to the fear of death and fear of getting old when a threat comes to lose/decay the body. Material attachment leads to the fear of theft when threatening comes to lose it. The attachment on the result leads to exam fear.
If you have attached to someone, you will fear when a threat comes as if he/she will leave you. If you are attached to the power, you will fear when a threat comes as if somebody will replace you.
The cause for anxiety is the choice. When you have confusion of choosing either this or that, of right or wrong, of good or bad, You will have anxiety. It is a worry about the future. If you have chosen something wrong in the past, you will repent for it now. This is also anxiety. Anxiety is related to either the past or the future. It is not of the present.
If fear crosses the limit, it becomes the phobia. And anxiety crosses the limit, it becomes anxiety disorder. Choiceless awareness leads to going beyond fear and anxiety.
Good morning... Be aware choicelessly..💐
Venkatesh - Bangalore
Be blessed with success