Fear and Mind!

There is no place for fear to take hold in a still and open mind!

7 Responses to “Fear and Mind!”

  1. on 18 Apr 2019 at 2:24 pm Keshav Howe

    An extremely simple (not easy) exercise is take on the role of the silent witness of life. Consciously commit to both acknowledge and accept any urges to personalize the moment, particularly by comparing the content of this moment with another. Hold your ground. Make room for the river of life to flow.

  2. on 07 Apr 2019 at 12:08 pm Betty

    Venusrising: I am grateful for your sharing. Your brother is your teacher. And you are mine.

  3. on 07 Apr 2019 at 5:11 am venusrising

    I am learning a lot about fear, present moment, time traveling, and all the crazy stuff that we do. I am learning this through watching my brother in dementia. He is starting to go downhill and get agitated. And when I am in The present and just watch him he is the perfect example of the mind grasping. Everything that we study and we talk about here is completely demonstrated in my brothers mental state. I would be sad and I am sad at times when I become attached to him being his old self.

  4. on 03 Apr 2019 at 6:20 pm Keshav Howe

    Great point Diane. The inherent spontaneity of the here and now is so full and still; there is very little room for a fearful time-bound afterthought to take hold.

  5. on 01 Apr 2019 at 1:45 pm Diane

    I agree with you Keshav…It is totally absent within the spontaneity of a moment. For example, on all 5 occasions of seeing a rattlesnake in my yard or approaching my yard there was complete action in the moment. “Stay away, call fire department”. The snakes were being snakes doing what they do. The fear of them came in after the thought after the action I took. And then disappeared.

  6. on 25 Mar 2019 at 4:48 pm sasanijjs

    I have been continuing to work with returning to whole body awareness. When encountering fear in this manner the artificial nature of the tension has become increasingly clear. Again, there is a choice to cling to the story based on an identification with a “less than self.” The simple gesture of opening to whatever has already been allowed inevitably reveals the everpresent bliss In each moment.

  7. on 25 Mar 2019 at 2:25 pm Keshav Howe

    I am aware that the appearance of fear is a part of a thought stream – using time and distance to recoil from the content of the present moment.

    Fear is ALWAYS an afterthought; and always conspicuously absent within the spontaneity of a moment.

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