If you look closely...
You don't even have to look closely!
You can look from afar.
Just flip on the news for 2 minutes.
If you look with your heart, you'll notice
that 99% of us on this planet live in a state
of constant neurotic paranoia. Fear and
It manifests in your life as a never ending
source of problems, frustration, suffering.
We call this stress, or "problems", or
The truth is. As you'll see, we're actually
addicted to this neurotic paranoia.
There is nothing wrong with stress,
fear, anxiety, or anger... These are all
natural parts of being in a human body.
The trouble arises, when stress, fear,
and anxiety begin to run your entire life.
Fear and Anxiety are running our whole
Planet. And it's time for it to come to an
end, starting with each one of us.
"So how do I get rid of fear, stress,
and anxiety?" one might ask.
The answer is, "You don't." Getting rid
of something would imply you took some
conscious action first to GET that.
It also assumes that you "Have" it :)
These are really beautiful and work.
But sadly, in the end...
In the end, we all know what happens
at the end of your 5 day meditation
retreat in an Oasis.
You come home, you feel great,
and shortly... you go right back to
the insanity of the fear and anxiety
patterns which run your entire life.
Others still insist on telling you that
fear is something you need to "overcome."
So you go to these seminars where they'll
have you walk over fire.
Boom! You're done, now you're certified
in overcoming fear.
You've walked on fire... you don't have to
worry about fear anymore.
And of course... as you may have already
realized... this doesn't "do" it either.
You can begin to walk around with the
belief that you are an "overcomer of fear."
This has great benefits, you can do what
others cannot, you can achieve great things.
It's a terrible burden. A horrible burden.
Now, whenever fear arises, you begin to have
a battle with it every time. On a daily basis.
You're fighting every day.
The war on our planet is simply a reflection
of this war we have with ourselves on a
Most of the time there is little difference between
a "successful overcomer" and someone who
goes to the bar every day to get drunk.
It's the same pattern of indulgence in a false
sense of self that keeps you happy. Running
away from the monster under the bed :)
Or, you may just avoid the topic of fear all
.. You may tell yourself a story like
"Yeah, I've done that, fear isn't an issue, what's
really my problem now is something else."
All of this... techniques, walking on fire,
relaxation methods... they're brilliant... but
when they no longer serve you... you see that
they are just other fancy ways to sweep
everything under the rug.
Others... have even seen through all that
illusion, but instead of seeing fear for what
it truly is...
They got caught up in it again... and out of fear
...have developed even fancier "spiritual concepts
and beliefs" to skirt around the truth about fear.
So these beliefs may go like..
"Keep fear at bay..."
"Tame the cobra of fear..."
"Don't listen to fear..."
And my favorite...
"Keep your heart closed to fear..."
I challenge anyone teaching this to look
deep within themselves to see what they
are running away from. Because all
of this is still doing a big disservice
That it's an obstacle.
An un-inviated friend that's showing
up to your party and taking all your
stuff while you're passed out on
the sofa :)
And practicing these fancy ways of
avoiding fear is just like trying to
drown cooking oil in water.
No matter how much water you pour
into oil, the oil will surface up eventually.
No matter what lid you put on fear,
it will show it's ugly head in your life
You can go to all the self enhancement
seminars, workshops, read all the books...
But eventually,... you wake up one day
and realize that notircumstances may have changed.
You may be "more successful", or "less
Have more money, less money
More health, less health.
Relationship, no relationship, different
But yet... something inside of you that is
driving all your decisions hasn't changed.
This is when you realize you're still
living in fear.Let it come...
This is when you realize, that everything
you've ever done in your life, no matter
how beautiful it may have been... most of
it was in the background of fear.