Courage, in women, is often mistaken for insanity.
Last time, we explored the Fear of Separation and how that really effects your intimacy, your courage and your love life. Today, we look at the Fear of the Loss of Freedom.
One of the driving forces of humanity is the pursuit of freedom. Ironically, the Fear of Loss of Freedom sounds like it would be the opposite of the Fear of Separation, but it actually comes from the same place. The Fear of Loss of Freedom is the dread of losing your autonomy, that which makes you uniquely you, much like a crippling claustrophobia from social norms and relationship expectations.
Have you ever been scared of being in a cultural cage? What about the metaphor of jail? Have you ever felt imprisoned by your corporate job, or the expectations of your community? Is the thought of becoming a Stepford Wife enough to drive you to pull a Thelma and Louise?
Having no power, no choice, or your rights and liberties taken away is a fundamental motivating factor for us throughout our evolution. This is the catalyst for every social movement, from the Suffragettes fighting for the vote, to the Civil Rights Movement, fighting for equality.
The right to speak your truth and express your unique desires is inalienable. Having those rights removed is a fear that enrages you to the point of madness.
Next time, we’ll look at how these Fundamental Fears affect women VERY differently than they effect men.