The Fearful Mind – Episode 1

Have you ever wondered why fear arises in the mind? I know it is not easy to contemplate the roots of the unpleasant emotions as it requires a lot of Practice with a Courageous and Compassionate Heart.

Fortunately, I had the opportunity to look at my fears deeply and thanks to that, I am able to understand certain aspects of myself.

I will try to write in this series of posts what I have observed so far. Let’s dive in.

#1 Fear as a resistance to the Life

Life is prone to change. Everything in and around us change every one millionth picosecond, whether we are aware of it or not. Thanks to this phenomenon called “Impermanence” that we can always change our choices – to Love more, to Forgive more, to be more Compassionate to ourselves and other beings.

However, when we get too attached with the objects of life, we might feel a lot of anxieties arising as we hear the terms like “Change, Impermanence” etc., So, the first reason why we might be fearful is that we feel a lot of resistance to the Fluid Nature of Life.

#1 Exercise:

  • Take a relaxed deep breath. Look around. Look at your own body. Look at the flowers in your garden. Look at the flow of river. Look at the clouds in the sky. Do not come to any sort of conclusion just yet but get yourself immersed in all of these objects around you. Pretend to be a tree, a mountain, a cloud for a little while. Take another relaxed deep breath.
  • Write down your experiences with this exercise and ask yourself if it is reasonable to be afraid of “changes” in life.

If you feel inspired, please let me (and other readers) know your response in the comment section.

I love you, have a great day!


4 thoughts on “The Fearful Mind – Episode 1

  1. I like this post and it serves as a reminder for me that I have not done enough of, that I would normally do, looking at things to calm anxiety, frustration etc.
    But when I have looked at things, I have never thought of looking at it from a different viewpoint as you suggest, like imagining to be a tree. I like that perspective.

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    1. Thank you so much for your time to read and share your feedback.

      If you think this perspective could work for you, I invite you to read a couple of books by Thich Nhat Hanh, a Zen Buddhist. His teachings really helped me to reshape myself.

      Much love to you, and hope to see you around!

      V

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      1. I have read one book of his. I can’t remember title to say I read it twice, but would recognise the book. I think I may have mentioned it once on my blog.
        I have meant to read some mote of his.

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