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.
- 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.
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