Fear

"Seeker:Of late I have been very insecure about my future. I am worried what would happen if my health failed me.
Master: Was there a time in your life when you had no fear? Ever since you became conscious of the world around you as a child, there has been some kind of fear. Once you were insecure with regard to your children's future, some other time it was fear of higher authorities or fear of disrepute.

All the time there has been some reason or the other to be scared.
You have assumed that your fear is because of your life situations. The truth remains that fear does not lie in any situation. There is fear within, which keeps surfacing in various guises.
To see this is wisdom."
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20 comments:

  1. Hello my friend,

    Wonderful posts.
    Peace is something that we do not need to search for, it finds u.
    Fear is something that dwells inide all of us and I know of no one who can say they do not know fear.

    Have awonderful day,
    Peace be with you.
    Colin

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  2. Hi Colin,
    I fully agree with your words of wisdom:
    ...'I know of no one who can say they do not know fear...'
    We all are 'infected' with fear but we have to overcome it by being aware of its 'reality'.
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
    God bless.

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  3. Good Friday morning to you, Surjit.
    Realizing that it is only

    Fantasized
    Expectations
    Appearing
    Real

    makes it so much easier to deal with :)

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  4. WOW!! This is another deep one. SO true. I LOVE this! :-)))

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  5. Thanks Loving Annie, for your greetings and sharing your words of wisdom.
    God Bless.

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  6. Thanks Amel's Realm, for your words of appreciation.
    God bless.

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  7. Thanks for sharing this Surjit,

    There was a time when I received a chain letter that contains a kind of curse if not passed on. I dont believe it really but fear finds its way to me. It was about losing a loved one if I dont do it. And so I did pass.

    It is true that no one can escape fear. I wish I could be any stronger.

    God bless you.

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  8. Thanks Doodski, for sharing your views.
    God bless.

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  9. hello surjit,
    thanks for an insightful piece--
    fear are the brakes on one's own personal voyage of discovery--
    thank you

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  10. Hello Derick'
    I fully agree with your words of wisdom:
    ...'fear are the brakes on one's own personal voyage of discovery...'
    But we have to free ourselves from these fears to live peacefully.
    Thanks for sharing your views.
    God bless.

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  11. Hi Surjit...

    Ohhh but fear stops us from living!

    Such an odd emotion... at once important for survival, and yet so very maladaptive as we wish to live in fullness.

    Thank you for this lovely teaching Surjit,

    Blessings to you,

    Jen

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  12. Dear Surjit,

    Beautiful! Fear knocked on the door.. love answered... and there was no one there.

    ;)

    lots of love, M

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  13. Hi Jennifer,
    I agree with your words of wisdom:
    ...'fear stops us from living...'
    But we have to steer clear our path ahead to live to the fullness.
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful thoughts.
    God bles.

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  14. Many thanks Maithri, for adding your valuable thoughts to my post making it more meaningful:
    '...Fear knocked on the door.. love answered... and there was no one there...'
    God bless.

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  15. Hi Surjit,
    Thanks for sharing this lesson of fear. Indeed to understand this is wisdom.

    The only fear that is really beneficial is fear God and keep His commandment.

    Proverbs 1:7 - "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction."

    Blessing to you, Surjit.

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  16. Great Post.

    And just as there is fear within us, which finds a hundred excuses to come out, so too, there is love and other beautiful feelings and dreams within us.

    Somehow, these more beautiful parts of our inner self are a little more shy to come out and play. Let's invite them, together, and see what we can make of the world.

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  17. Hi Sam,
    I fully agree with your words of wisdom:
    ...'The only fear that is really beneficial is fear God and keep His commandment....'
    It is true one who fears God does not fear anything else in this world.
    Thanks for adding beautiful quote from the Bible to my post making it more meaningful.
    God bless.

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  18. Hi Joel,
    Thanks for sharing your noble thoughts:
    ...'Somehow, these more beautiful parts of our inner self are a little more shy to come out and play. Let's invite them, together, and see what we can make of the world...'
    God bless.

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  19. Ah, people see fear as a bad thing but it's not always necessarily so. There are times when that fear protects us or others and we are right to feel it and even act on it.

    The thing is knowing when it's unreasonable and if we listen to our hearts we will always hear the truth.

    Peace, love and understanding.

    ~ RS ~

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  20. Hi RubyShooz
    I fully agree with your words of wisdom:
    ..'The thing is knowing when it's unreasonable and if we listen to our hearts we will always hear the truth..'
    Thanks for sharing your meaningful thoughts.
    God Bless.

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