Tony Robbins on NBC Today Show

In a recent Today Show interview, Tony Robbins speaks about fear, how society is facing situations (war, economic turmoil) that many people have never had to deal with in this generation, and the need to condition our emotions to deal with such situations effectively.




Fear is a reactive mechanism that operates when our identity is threatened
How do we experience fear without crumbling into reaction? Sit with attention in the experience of fear, and you become aware of the feeling itself and how it resonates with other areas of life.

The task is to take the structure apart, dismantle the projections, and know fear directly as it is, a movement of emotional energy. First, identify a reactive behavior and repeatedly ask, "Why am I doing this?" Cut through the layers of projection or suppression until you arrive at "I don't know." Right there you will be experiencing an emotion. Ordinarily, we do not experience feelings because we either act on them and the energy goes into the action, or we suppress them and the energy goes into the body.

Stop doing the reactive activity.

Enter into it and be the feeling. Being the feeling is different from being with the feeling. When you can be the feeling and know its nature simultaneously, the feeling no longer has any power over you.

Instead of reacting to fear with hatred, discrimination, or confusion, we live in awareness, not looking to the past or the future for meaning or motivation, but responding precisely and appropriately to imbalance and the needs of the present.

As Tony Robbins is fond of saying, “without a vision people perish.”


Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

~ Confucius



The difference between those who succeed and those who fail isn’t what they have—it’s what they choose to see and do with their resources and their expertise of life.

~ Anthony Robbins




Remember that life develops what it demands - the toughest path creates the strongest warrior. Pray not for a lighter load, but for stronger shoulders.

~ Dan Millman

2 comments:

Julieanne Paige said...

Hi Christine

Great clip! It is so true that the masses live in an almost constant state of fear and pessimism.I hope current affairs will bring some people at least to see a different way.

Julieanne

November 19, 2008 at 3:15 AM
Christine said...

Hello Julieanne :)

I couldn't agree more. To be able to move forward, we need to ask ourselves "What lesson I am suppose to learn."

"What if's" don't block success people.

Remember that life develops what it demands - the toughest path creates the strongest warrior. Pray not for a lighter load, but for stronger shoulders.

~ Dan Millman

Have a brilliant evening Julieanne, Thanks for visiting. Hope to see you soon.

Cheers!
Christine ;)

November 19, 2008 at 6:51 PM
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