30 Mar Our Relationship With Fear
Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our Love. ~Rumi
Our relationship with fear is the issue we dance around our entire life. It seems invisible to our conscious thoughts, but fear is what makes our inner world go around and around. We, as humans, unconsciously fight to keep this relationship with fear in tact at all times. We justify it, vivify it and adorn it with virtues that give us the emotional reaction that makes us believe that we are dutiful, loyal and ever so blessed by sustaining fear as a matter of sensible and even moral living. We do not much care to really understand all of this, but it is quite profound.
If you can be honest with yourself, which few can be in this world, you will realize that fear is the only element of yourself that truly motivates you in this lifetime. And while fear plays overt rolls in our lives that we can see and hear in our minds, more deadly are the subtle fears we have, which undermine our entire life through indifference toward self-realizing Love as our only real nature, our only real life. Fear is nothing but the illusion that the ego projects upon the attentions of our thoughts.
Most try to ignore fear and yet use it at the same time to help them with their worldly life. They believe it not only protects them, but it also entertains them! They use fear to become a victim, which enables them to be righteously hateful. Fear can be used to make them seem very important through pride and selfishness, thus using fear to transform their energies into a narcissism that they think gives them the right to be deliberately unkind to anyone or anything that seems threatening to their relationship with fear.
Hence, most people build their entire logic system for survival through the illusion of fear using hate as the way to emulate this fear as useful and absolutely necessary for both their entertainment and survival in this world.
The only antidote for fear...is LOVE. ~Siraj
What I have found through my career, to my great surprise, is that most of us are deeply fearful of Love. We are here to have a direct experience with Love. Every moment of our life is filled with the opportunity for this blessing to occur. But, sad to say, most do not have the courage to experience it.
The reason so few people can enter into an authentic spiritual practice is because it does not revolve around the notion of fear, which operates our entire life through the ego. A spiritual practice is not about overcoming fear and living happy ever after as so many desire. No, an authentic spiritual practice is about putting ourselves into the place where we can realize the delusion of the mind and how it is not being used to liberate us from illusions that keep us thinking and believing as we do. Most people simply do not want this taken away from them. Hence, they live as mere humans and suffer the consequences of being human, which forces karma to be used as a form of adversity until they can mature beyond emotion into consciousness and allow karma to open them up to the INTRINSIC LOVE they truly are.
Nothing will ever change in your life until you no longer wish to dance with the devil in the pale moonlight of fear. When you are “done” – you will know what your mind could not show you through fear. You are the Love that you so deeply seek.
Write down your most compulsive fears & observe how they might play out in your mind
Then watch how the mind works on this fear, how it amps it into belief & eventually into the life you live as a subtle absolute
All you need do is recognize this & begin to take the risk of letting Love bring you out of this dilemma
Be kind & forgiving in the face of everything that is taking you away from your Heart - do not fight with the mind & its “beliefs” or its fears
Just Love. Just Give. Just Forgive. Just Live. Just Breathe. Just Meditate. Just Eat. Just Walk. Just Cry. Just Laugh. Ah! Just….