The Fearful Mind – Episode 3

In my previous post, I shared with you a story of someone who struggles with anxieties of all sorts that one could imagine of.

At first, as I read it, it triggered me especially when she began to resist the treatment itself. Thankfully, it didn’t take much to regain compassion for her, though.

Well, it is quite normal when you come forward to help someone with anxieties or depression, they backfire at you. It is mostly because they still are trying to find the courage to look (deeply) at their own mental state. Therefore, as Krishna has rightly pointed out in the comments, a well-informed psychiatrist (and the companion) would try to build the trust, by the energy of Love and Compassion. Only then can they open for real healing.

Fear can also be seen as a symptom of “lack of Love”. It takes Courage to look at the fears in its source. Courage comes through Love.

Happy No Fear, everyone!

The Fearful Mind – Episode 2

Have you ever wondered why fear arises in the mind? I know it is not easy to contemplate the roots of unpleasant emotions as it requires a lot of Practice, 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 (episode 1 is here) what I have observed so far. Let’s dive in.

#2 Fear as a sign of unhealthy attachment

I know it is very easy to get attached to things/persons that bring happiness in our lives. However, when this attachment gets so intensified to an extent that we constantly fear losing what we possess. I know it is a relatable feeling what I’m talking of. When we long for something, we remain restless and when we get to experience what we longed for, we begin to be afraid of losing it. Poor us!

In Truth, Happiness is our true nature and it is a pure ‘internal’ thing and does not depend on our life circumstances. This realization will already liberate us from suffering of three kinds – Longing, Anxiety, and Lamentation.

#2 Exercise:

a) Appreciate what you have in your life ‘right now’, by expressing gratitude, for example.

b) Accept that we will have to leave everything we possess at certain point in ‘time’ – okay, maybe it is sad but the bright side is that – this acceptance will help us live our lives more present and joyous.

What else can you suggest someone to let go of their attachments? Let me know in the comments.

Have a blessed day! πŸ™‚

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!