Fear -- J. Krishnamurthy
If I were reading this, I would want somebody to say: “be silent for a moment and notice what comes to you.”
It seems that fear is as unavoidable as pain but by accepting fear and pain, suffering is reduced or eliminated.
I never deeply considered fear arising from my thoughts but I do believe that I use thought to avoid fear. "We are what we think. Everything we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world." If we think we are fearful, we are fearful.
Through meditation I occasionally notice my fear and at times, I also notice that I am not afraid of the fear. Although it is rare for me, I believe that being open to my present experience is the key to reducing fear as well as understanding myself. As many of us know, the way to study the self is to forget the self. One who is no one, going nowhere has no fear.
Schools would noticeably improve education if a student’s individual fears were the bases of the that student's curricula.
Thank you Viral for an excellent selection.
On Jul 22, 2013Lszlo wrote :
Thank you for sharing your thoughts, and feelings.