Consumed By Cannibals

Nobody likes to admit that they are being consumed by fear, but in reality that is exactly what happens to most people in this world! Life’s are shaped by the thoughts of ordinary people and influenced by the media and environment we are surrounded with. I will share a great story with you by Robert Kiyosaki that made me reshape my thoughts years ago. But first, let me explain how your thoughts are shaping your life right now.

What You Fear Most, Will Consume You

What you fear the most, ends up consuming you. It’s the good old Law Of Attraction. Thought equals reality. What you think about most, you end up manifesting for yourself. It is not a science. It is not humbo jumbo. It is a simple fact of human nature. When your mind is consumed with a thought, that thought will become your reality in some form, and it will happen sooner than you think. YOU make it happen and the more you focus on it, the faster it will be your reality. You mind rules your actions.

What are your greatest fears? Seriously, dig deep! What are your REAL fears? You have to dig deep to acknowledge them. Once you find them, you can work towards removing these deep seated fears from your life. If you don’t, they can become part of your life eventually, in some form. So what are your fears?

  • Going broke?
  • Putting on weight?
  • Getting an illness because it ‘runs’ in the family?
  • Loosing the family home?
  • Working all your life, just to find out there will be no pension?
  • Divorce?
  • Being alone in your twilight years?
  • Having to send your children to war?
  • Nuclear power?
  • Terrorism?
  • Swine flu?
  • Being eaten by Cannibals? (read on for this one)

The list can go on….

Your fear carries strong negative energy in your mind and affects your body. You become at dis-ease. The dis-ease of the mind becomes the disease of the body. The body eventually breaks down from the disease of the mind (negative thoughts) and the mind becomes weak. It is a dangerous cycle.

Robert Kiyosaki’s Example

I have read many books by Robert Kiyosaki since year 2000. In one of Robert’s books, he tells a great story about “Becoming What You Fear”. Let me share it with you as I recall it:

In the 19th century, around the 1830’s, a whaling boat was rammed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by a great white Sperm Whale. The whale was supposedly the famous “Mocha Dick” that inspired the even more famous book: Moby Dick.

The crew of the whaler, packed into their lifeboat somewhere in the sea between Chile and Tahiti. They had enough supplies to reach Tahiti, but they had a big problem… They had heard that Tahiti was inhabited with Cannibals and their thoughts were that they would likely be Consumed by Cannibals as soon as they reached the beaches of these ‘horrible’ tropical islands.

They did not have enough water and food to reach Chile and would most certainly starve to death if they chose the path towards Chile, however their fear of being eaten by Cannibals was far to powerful. So they set off east for the coast of Chile.

The survivors that reached Chile got there but at a price that would haunt them for the rest of their life’s. In order to survive they had to eat their dead. What they feared the most had consumed them.

They had become Cannibals themselves.

Thank you Robert Kiyosaki for sharing this story with me.

Fear Only Fear Itself

So what do you really fear? Or should I rather say: What can you afford to fear? What do you currently have in your life that has arrived there compliments of your deep seated fears? Dare I say, some people have received some very tough treatment in their life that nobody else could possibly imagine. That sets off an evil mind-cycle of fears that consumes them over time. It is something I personally don’t know how to help them with other than offering a few positive thoughts and tools that help me with the ‘minor issues’ that consume me.

My fears have become reality many times. In business I fear being ripped off by people I trust, just to find out they are crooks and schemers with little or few ethics. I mention this in my article: Selling Grandma On eBay and also rant on about it in my SEO blog: Australian Internet Marketing. It hurts to see people drive around in Ferrari’s and pay $5,000.00 quarterly pool gas heating bills, when they owe you 100’s of thousands in commissions. But, as I say above: This fear has caught up with me to teach me a lesson:

Don’t fear anything but fear itself!

Erase Your Fears And Blossom

Don’t focus on Cancer. Don’t think we will get attacked by terrorists. Don’t fear nuclear power. Don’t fear getting fat. Don’t, don’t, don’t… There is no need to be ignorant about it, but please don’t fuel the issues with your thoughts and energy. Problems become real issues once enough people focus on them.

Ramraiding was never an issue until a movie made it mainstream knowledge. Literally overnight, the entire western world had to install ramraid posts infront of their unprotected shop windows. Even though this practice had been only occasionally used since the 1930’s, now it started to happen a lot! People were now thinking about it. We placed the thoughts into many people’s minds and it became an everyday issue. I can think of a few world events recently that has fuelled some major fears across the world and has certainly caused the issue to grow rather than go away.

I will finish off with my all time favourite songline by Bob Marley:

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery
None but ourselves can free our mind
Have no fear of atomic energy
Cause none of them can stop the time

Have an outstanding day

Sean Rasmussen
Success Communicator
Aussie Internet Marketer © 2004 – 2009

About Sean Rasmussen

Sean Rasmussen is a passionate blogger and has been a full time internet marketer since 2005. When he's not with his family, or dog Buddy, Sean is usually blogging or doing something related to the internet.


  1. What an awesome post Sean! Outstanding and oh so true!

    The media in general are always putting fear into peoples minds and that’s why I don’t watch TV or read the papers. So what if I don’t know what’s going on in the world, although, I get enough of it on Twitter, lol. I choose to ignore pretty much most of it. What I don’t know won’t affect me which leaves me free to continue on with my positive thoughts and get on with living my life with my ideals and dreams intact. IMHO that’s a pretty good way to be don’t you think?

    See you tomorrow btw… looking forward to finding out the SR Elite secret!!


    • Hi Ange
      I agree I do not watch TV I do not most of the time even have the radio on, I don’t understand why the stations has to show some of the horror that happens I just won’t watch it.

      • G’day Rita,
        Mate, it was great to meet you at the Brisbane TAGR and sit together during Sean’s session. Like you, I don’t like radio or TV news, or most other programs, with occasional views of ABC or SBS news [ 2-3 times weekly ] It’s all too negative for me to absorb, and I need more than a pinch of salt !!!

        An exception, in small doses, is Jazz Radio 94.1 on the Gold Coast, which the southern side of Brisbane gets OK. 5 minutes of commercials per hour – good music
        .-= Harry Lynn´s last blog ..How Proud Can One Be ? =-.

  2. Thanks once again for the reminder we need everyday Sean.
    Fear is often irrational and often misguided – focused on things that are very unlikely to happen to us personally.
    I think you are right about dealing with them and moving on – dwelling on them is just an invitation!

    We get so caught up in the emotion of fear that we stop doing the simple everyday things that can in fact prevent most of the events taking place.

    It would be like having fear of going broke and getting so caught up in it that you can’t motivate yourself to work. Well the outcome is obvious! The failure to work means you will be broke soon enough!

    Thanks Sean


  3. So true & to the point Sean. Enjoyed reading it. What a coincidence – just now as I was bringing Sukshma from school, our discussion in the car was about fear of flying. Her physics class is being taken next week for flying & during that time, each student gets a chance to fly the plane for about 20 min or so. I was telling her to try & keep all the negative thoughts away from her mind & not to have the fear of what they are going to do next week. I was telling her to have positive thoughts in her mind & take a few deep breaths & enjoy the experience.

    Take care & love to Cherie & the boys. Bhairavi has just left for India today for a well deserved break.


  4. HArry Lynn says:

    Simply wonderful. Many Blessings

  5. Hi Sean,
    it’s so true – and (in a negative way) used by media and politicians on a daily basis. We cry “wolf” until he shows up, just to then complain that he does.
    I feel consumed by my fears some times and try to counter that with action and concentrating on my goals. By looking and thinking of what I want and where I want to go to I am less likely to think about whatever it is I want to get away from …
    .-= Renee´s last blog ..Secrets Of The Millionaire Mind by T Harv Eker – Book review =-.

    • Radek Simcik says:

      isn’t our wester society based (almost) all on fear? 🙁

      • I guess you are right Radek, we are conditioned in a way to be motivated by fear. Fear to lose, to get robbed, to get taxed (look what the politicians are doing right now again – “beware – the big great tax”).
        The only ones who can change that is us. One person at a time 🙂
        .-= Renee´s last blog ..Motivational Music =-.

  6. Of course the great ‘swine flu’ is a pandemic too hey? Not! Niether is any ‘flu’ for that matter. Taking responsibility enables a person to research the real already discovered facts about infection ‘control’ (politics plays a huge part), and maintains their health at an extraordinary level that eradicates such diseases. Combine this with the corresponding healing principles of a wealth mindset, and ideally no illness can touch a person. I wonder if we can ‘infect’ politics to the degree that is necessary to change the current disease culture to a health culture? Just as we are changing poverty mentality into wealth mentality. In the end it comes back to healing on all levels, ourselves first.

  7. Jazz Salinger says:

    Hi Sean,

    Wow! This is the first time I’ve heard that story by Robert Kiyosaki. It has such a powerful message. I’ve done this countless times and not even realized that’s what I was doing.

    You’re right. Once I hear something on the news; it seems like it’s everywhere. For example, the stories on swine flu were everywhere. Nearly every cold or flu was thought to be the deadly swine flu. The fear was widespread.

    I tend to deal with fear by facing it head on. Whatever it is, I just think of how I will handle it if the very worst thing happens. Then, once I know what my options are I feel like it will be okay. No matter what it is, I’ll be able to handle it.

  8. This post is just great and I know I am on track to great wealth as I realise my thinking has changed in so many ways. your posts reaffirm my road is clear and if I see a stumbling block ahead it will be cleared before I reach it.

  9. The cannibals story reminds of the story that Chris Howard tells… About the fellow who got locked in a freezer overnight at work. He had convinced himself of the freezing temperature and died. They found him the next morning and the temperature was no where near what he thought it was. Literally, thoughts can kill you. And they can help people and nations achieve amazing things.
    .-= Lina Nguyen´s last blog ..Taking the leap to work for yourself =-.

    • Radek Simcik says:

      how can anybody know what he thought the temperature was like??????

      • True 😉
        But he probably showed all the medical signs for being frozen to death. And that’s hard if it is not that cold, unless you imagine it to be that cold.
        Lucky for us that it works both ways, so even if it would be cold enough to die, you have a chance of survival if you believe in yourself and that chance.
        .-= Renee´s last blog ..Secrets Of The Millionaire Mind =-.

  10. Thanks Sean

    Fear has definitely driven me at times in my life. Probably my biggest fear was when my eldest daughter was killed in a car crash not long after arriving in OZ. All I could think about was keeping the other 2 girls safe and just about going out of my mind if they arrived late home.

    Thanking I have got through that and now can face my fears head on. Nothing compares to that.
    .-= Gee´s last blog ..Search Engine Optimization Tips For Baby Boomers =-.

  11. That is so very true – fear it and it will happen. For years we had a trampoline that all of our boys have used and loved. I decided with our youngest woody boy that we needed one with a safety net (one of those round ones). So two Christmas ago the boys got one for a present. YOU GUESSED IT – one of our boys fell off the trampoline and broke his arm. The other one was a great trampoline, it was big enough for all the boys to get on with their dad, but I had it in my head that we needed a safer one.

    Fear can consume us if we let it….I prefer to use positve statements to help over come the fear. I try to stay away from the word Don’t because the universe will still hear the sentence that goes with the word and it will come about.

    That story about the choices those men made in that boat, is that true? Because its freaky. To think that they had to choose which path to take to stay away from being eaten, only to eat their own people? That is one freaky decision. Makes me more aware of what I need to think about and say out loud. Here’s to positive thoughts 🙂
    .-= Lisa Wood´s last blog ..Searching For Gratitude Rocks =-.

  12. Franklin D Roosevelt’s most famous quotation was ” WE HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR BUT FEAR ITSELF ”
    Sean,mate, that was a great post. Really enjoyed the Cannibals story.
    Sadly, fear can paralyse you from taking action – similar to when I got my 1st computer 7 years ago when I was fearful about every move I made. Would I stuff it up ? What if I make an error ? Who will be able to fix it ?
    Thanks to what I’ve learned from the Bunbury Bandits about PC s NO FEAR EXISTS NOW. Knowledge is power !
    .-= Harry Lynn´s last blog ..How Proud Can One Be ? =-.

  13. Hi Sean,
    Fear is the first thing that is need to rid oneself from, to enable to function properly and to be able to see a situation as it really is and act on it accordingly. An example is motorists paying unjust speeding fines due to fear of an unjust consequence. Acting against ones own better judgment due to fear causes one to become off-centred to ones own better judgment and sense of fair play.


    • Hi Jill,
      I am not sure if we should get rid of fear totally – just from its paralyzing power. I think a bit of “stage fright” is good because it heightens our senses, makes us more aware of what is happening and gives us speedy reactions.
      If fear would be totally unnecessary for us, nature wouldn’t have given it to us (my opinion), but at the moment we are not using it to our advantage. And that is what we can (and need to) do.
      .-= Renee´s last blog ..Who’s the boss – start taking control =-.

  14. Radek Simcik says:

    can I change your conclusion little bit? DON’T FEAR ANYTHING – is good enough, what do you think?

    If we fear something, if we fear something a lot we think about it and therefore we worship it … So as I said in my other comment. Do not entertain some thoughts – let them go. Fare them well 🙂

  15. Hi Renee,
    Thanks for the feedback. I didn’t explain properly on getting rid of fear. I meant, to get rid of the fear that stops you from acting according to your conscience. Like when paying a parking fine that you know is wrong but will pay it anyway due to the fear of consequences. When this happens and you act against your own better judgment, a little bit of you dies.

    There may be a situation where fear is an advantage but I can’t think of one, off hand. I think confusion causes fear.

  16. Yes i agree with Ange Sean, we must be mindfull of that word FEAR to make sure we block it out in time of trouble.
    .-= Richard Colum´s last blog ..Tips for First Time Home Buyers =-.

  17. My common fear is failure – so cliche, right? A few years ago when my husband and I talked about me being a writer and publishing my first book I went into panic mode – I couldn’t ever imagine publishing my own story and it not selling. It wasn’t until I had the book in my hand that I lost sight of this fear but I only lost it for a moment.

    Months later when newspapers weren’t replying to my emails, phone calls were being ignored and customers weren’t banging at my door for 100’s of books I realized my fear took over. It wasn’t until now, just this moment, replying to your post that I realized the fear is still within me and attracting more of the same.

    I will succeed – I’m telling the world right now. In the coming weeks my book sales will improve greatly, I’ll get back on track for getting my novel published as I know it’ll be a best seller and I will no longer have to tell people I’m a writer – they’ll already know!
    .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..You Are the Reason I Know It Will Happen =-.

    • Hi Sarah,

      That’s the spirit. What you focus on you get more of. So, just use the visual instructions and the self-confidence formula. ‘Trick’ your subconscious into believing that you’re a successful writer with books on the Times Bestseller List and you will be.
      .-= Jazz Salinger´s last blog ..Finding Your Passion =-.

  18. Hi Sean

    I am a great fan of my own positive mind. I praise it everyday and imagine myself doing being and having that which I know is already mine.

    I am the only one that can control my mind. I can’t control my thoughts, they just come up without permission, however, I can change the thought as it rises up and refuse to entertain the negative ones. When I don’t give them any power they just slip away into the nothingness they came from.

    If you could control your thoughts, why would you ever choose to have a negative one?
    Investigate where these thoughts arise from, you can’t stop thinking but you can redirect or ignore the negative ones. It is a good practice to do.

    I don’t watch Television, I don’t listen to the radio or read newspapers and I am still standing. I just listen out for all the good stuff in life.

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