There is a simple rule that I use to become aware of my levels of FEAR and LOVE as it relates to my quality of consciousness. It involves the feedback mechanism and requires self examination of my thoughts-feelings-response-feedback-and intentions. (mindfulness)
I simply do a quick self examination (moment by moment), If I feel good I am being LOVING, (less fear - low entropy, positive feedback ), if I feel bad I am not being LOVING (more fear - high entropy, negative feedback). The feedback mechanism works on TWO fronts, INTERNAL and EXTERNAL, so I also depend on the feedback that I recieve from others. People will generally let you know how you "made them feel".
It is a LOVE to FEAR ratio. The more FEAR present (at any given moment) the less LOVE can be present (and vice versa) its almost like a mathematical equation, similar to OHMs law,
E = I x R - that is "E" (energy measured in Volts) is equal to "I" (current measured in Amps) multiplied by "R" (resistance measured in Ohms) ...
similar to the second law of thermodynamics:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_law ... modynamics
A change in the entropy (S) of a system is the infinitesimal transfer of heat (Q) to a closed system driving a reversible process, divided by the equilibrium temperature (T) of the system.
...but over simplified for use involving LOVE, FEAR, ENTROPY and Quality of Consciousness.
Ohm's Law defines the relationships between (P) power, (E) voltage, (I) current, and (R) resistance. One ohm is the resistance value through which one volt will maintain a current of one ampere.
( I ) Current is what flows on a wire or conductor like water flowing down a river. Current flows from negative to positive on the surface of a conductor. Current is measured in (A) amperes or amps.
We will assign LOVE as representing the flow (as YOU are the conductor that carries the flow)
( E ) Voltage is the difference in electrical potential between two points in a circuit. It's the push or pressure behind current flow through a circuit, and is measured in (V) volts.
We will assign Entropy as the "difference in POTENTIAL"
( R ) Resistance determines how much current will flow through a component. Resistors are used to control voltage and current levels. A very high resistance allows a small amount of current to flow. A very low resistance allows a large amount of current to flow. Resistance is measured in ohms.
We will assign FEAR as resistance (restricting and limiting the "flow")
( P ) Power is the amount of current times the voltage level at a given point measured in wattage or watts.
We will assign Quality of Consciousness to power (defined as the ability to do work) in relation to LOVE, Fear, and Entropy.
All values are, of course, relative and transient (temporary - changing from moment), and this is not an exact formula. But only suggestive of the relationship of Entropy and Quality of consciousness as they relate to LOVE and FEAR.
I feel that if someone is overly fearful it is because they are simply more experienced responding with fear. It is a matter of PRACTICE (or conditioned response). Increasing our awareness about how we respond to various situations (and the correlating feelings associated with our responses) allows us to take part in CHOOSING how we respond. And experimentation with (and PRACTICE) of variations in our responses, can lead to awareness of how much power we have over our own behavior in everyday interactions.
We do have the ability to practice being LOVING, using the feedback mechanism as a guide (how do I feel) we can recognize, through practice, when we feel LOVING or FEARFUL and modify our actions/intentions.