Fear is something we use to protect ourselves. When we enter into an unknown area, our sense of fear increases. We want to survive to live another day. In this way, fear can help us determine whether we should move forward or go somewhere else.
Inner peace, just the sound of those two words suggests the possibility of greater happiness and contentment. Despite the distractions around us, peace of mind is attainable, and with it a state of psychological and spiritual calm.
Is mindfulness a bad idea? Well, I was involved in one of those coffee shop moments when you can’t help but eavesdrop into a nearby conversation. It began as a general moan about the state of a particular school, until up popped the observation that mindfulness was now being taught.