Can You Free Yourself From Fear?
“No matter how healthy, strong or young you are right now, tomorrow morning something unfavourable may happen with you. It is because anything physical is under constant threat”
The State Of Fear
It is a misconception that people are afraid of death. The fear is not about death along, because people are afraid of just about anything they are not familiar with. It is a natural tendency for human beings to avoid that which they are afraid of. If a person becomes very inclined towards this tendency and tries to avoid everything that he/she is not acquainted with, this will lead him/her to a state where nothing new will ever happen.
This defines a common misfortune of humanity whereby one ensures nothing new happens on one hand and constantly complains about lite being so dull and boring, on the other hand.
Going to the temple, church, or mosque and praying to a God also stems from fear. Most people have become ‘God-fearing.’ If there was no fear in people, most of them would never enter a temple, church or mosque. So, it is mostly fear that takes them there.
Is there a way to get rid of fear? Because, if you try to make it go away, it will not. If you become brave, it will not go. If you become courageous, it will not go. This is because bravery and courage are different expressions, different forms of fear. Only if a dimension beyond the physical becomes a living reality within a person, he/she can become free from fear.
The Physical Realm
Everything you experience through your five sense organs, is only physical. Experiencing anything beyond the physical cannot be performed by your sense organs and whatever you gather as experience is limited to your sense of perception.
Thus knowledge is limited to the physical realm only. God too, is physical and when you say, ‘my emotions, my thoughts, my love, these are all physical. This is because, as the body is physical, the mind is also physical; maybe subtler, but still physical. So, everything that you know as lite and the world, as yourself and existence, is all physical.
Constantly Under Threat
Physical existence is constantly under threat, because physical means it is always within limited boundaries – it is always demarcated. And anything which is demarcated, there is always a fear of losing it. Anything that exists within a contained boundary is constantly under threat. For instance, the physical ‘you’ is constantly under threat. No matter how healthy, strong or young you are right now, tomorrow morning something unfavourable may happen with you. It is because anything physical is under constant threat. Nobody can avoid it.
The Fundamental Emotion
It your experience of lite is limited to the physical realm, tear will always be a natural companion in your lite. It does not matter what else is there or not there, fear will be a constant companion. Just look back at your lite. You educate yourself, you find a job and you get married, because otherwise there is no security. Almost everything that you have done in your life has been in search of security.
And the need for security arises due to tear because tear is a fundamental emotion and everything else springs from it. Fear has become fundamental, simply because the experience of lite has not gone beyond the physical. It your experience of life rises beyond the physical, if something beyond the physical becomes a living reality within you, then you will see that fear just does not exist. Fear is not something that you conquer- it is something that you stop creating.
A Natural Process?
You cannot create something and conquer it later, because even if you conquer that fear, you can always create more of it! So, if you stop creating fear, the whole drama is over. You are creating it because your experience and your identity is so limited to the physical realm that fear becomes a natural process.
Getting Over Fear
Therefore, this is how fear has evolved. It originates from a wrong context because you are holding your life in the wrong context, or rather in a limited context of the physical realm. If you strive to take your experience beyond the physical, if you strive to transcend your experience beyond the physical limitations of lite, then fear will just evaporate. Such a thing will not even exist in your lite and there is no need to do anything, about that which does not exist.