Is Fear Steering Your Life?
The times that we live in create a lot of fear, which if we allow it settle into our being can overtake the way we see the world, other people and ourselves.
I don’t think it was a coincidence that I was in the UK when the Brexit vote happened, or that I was in LA (and doing a workshop) during the US election. And I don’t do politics by the way so anything I am saying is non-political; it is wise, wisdom and teaching. Effectively what happened in Britain pointed very clearly at the issue, and now America has pointed at the exact same issue. That issue is, that if you are reading this today believing that children dying of starvation are not your children, then that’s what the issue is. Anyone who is a parent or anyone who was ever born of a parent will know that all that we want is to be happy and to get an opportunity to participate in life. For more that 15 years I’ve been traveling the world and I’ve been pointing at this very issue. And now what’s really important is that we stop putting fear out because it’s just being fed on.
In fact, there’s a flow to dealing with fear that goes against the grain of the media blasts, fear-mongers and information tainted with a negative slant. To achieving that flow is about being pro-active in your consciousness. For example, if you are aware of delusions created in your mind, and how they can seem very real, you can process the truth, your truth, and live with a much more positive mindset when you come up against fear. So instead of the fear causing you to retreat, you see it as a valuable challenge! So bring it on!
Start by adopting a more confident stance, even if it feels unfamiliar and uneasy at first, has the benefit of creating a state of mind in which you feel safe. There have been studies that people who exude an air of confidence fend off would-be muggings and other crimes. Confidence is a protection that comes from within. Look around you and think about who seems confident. It’s not that someone who seems strong and self-reliant is absolutely fearless, but that they invite a safeness and solid foundation for approaching the world with resilience.
You don’t have to let fear rule you. Some people are not even aware that fear is steering their life. If you know that it is having a negative effect on you and that you truly want to do something about it, there is a vast amount of wisdom and help available if you take action. So whether you feel you can begin to make headway with fear now, or if you need to wait until you are ready in the future, you can always start by charting your course for engaging with the fear and changing the way you feel about it. It’s simply an alert to ourselves that we need to stop, reflect, and be mindful of our inherent nature of goodness and connectedness to the world.
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Fear: A Powerful Illusion
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