There can be things in the world that are dangerous, things that we should steer clear of… but fear is created from within. Fear is something that’s normal: when a bear chases us we climb a tree to try to escape.
Yet we have been conditioned to the point that we cannot escape our fear evoking illusions, the boss who we feel is on our back, the spouse that we feel is nagging us all the time, the feelings of lack, the feelings of being pushed around. We no longer have the bear chasing us, we have a powerful stress… and because of that… we are in hyper mode all the time.
In the final analysis we create fear from our own feelings… feelings of not being in control, and this comes about from not being grounded in the here-and-now… right now we have food, right now we have a roof over our head, and right now we can breathe deep.
But fear can also be a motivator – give a man a 5 gallon bucket in a sinking boat and he can do the impossible. Most of the time fear is beyond the here-and-now, lodged in the future, or mulling over of the past again and again.
From a Buddhist perspective… it’s about right thinking, right action, right speech and right conduct. And meditation can disconnect the wiring of fear, creating a space for being in the here-and-now… thus we no longer having to flee, thus we’re grounded in a deep sense of inner peace and joy, and many scientific studies support this.
Dr. Paul Haider – Spiritual Teacher and Master Herbalist for over 20 years, helping people to recover and feel healthy in mind, body, and spirit. You can find Dr. Haider on FB under Dr. Paul Haider, Healing Herbs, Shambala Spiritual Transformation Institute, Meditation for the Soul, and Relax Into Success, Punjab Teas, and at www.paulhaider.com feel free to contact him any time. Also check out Dr. Haider’s radio show at http://www.thesourcecenterradio.com/The-Relaxed-Soul.html July show to be about “The Power of Compassion”