Fear happens in relationship with external stimuli which we receive in the form of any dangerous situation or sometimes internally embedded into memory system which recurs. As it is emotive trip in downward spiral, it drains enough energy from physiological system to leave us in debilitated state. My purpose for writing this article is to understand the different aspects of fear and resolve it.
There are stages of fear resolution process. I feel that acknowledgement is the first step in getting out of it. Sometimes deep acceptance of fear present in us paves the way for coming out of the negative vibrations. Still if fear is deeply embedded, it takes time to come out on surface to fully realize it. Modern technology and ancient wisdom allows us to find solution in easy ways which were never present in human civilizations. Internet is obviously one of the powerful medium to help us in digging deep into human psyche.
Here is the list of techniques and system which helped me in understanding my fear and resolving it as permanent cure:
(1)Dynamic Meditation by Osho
(2)Mystic Rose by Osho
(5)Silva Life system
(6)Super Mind Evolution System
Above listed information and technique helped me in understanding my position in vast phenomenon of existence and my internal programming. I can broadly categorize the fear into following categories and my technique to overcome it.
Fear of Death
Any negative events which are diminishing in nature, makes us feel whether we will be able to survive it or not, gives us small taste of death. But if we go deeper into reality of phenomenon called death, it opens the door for next odyssey in higher realm. I went through Tibetan process “BARDO” described in their literature “The Book of dead”. It explains step-by-step phenomenon of body dissolution into elemental form like earth, water, fire, air and space as well as our journey into astral dimension in ethereal form to encounter the illusive nature of mind and different powerful form of light of spiritual and human dimensions as it unfolds each day after death. As understanding deepens through meditative process, it releases us from many unwanted attachment and clinging. The liberated energy allows us to live a better life in more fulfilling way. It also gives us taste of immortal nature of being and frees us from fear of death.
Fear of Sex
Sex is one of the most important processes in survival of any living species. Yet there is so much stigma and negativity attached to it, we never allow us to fully realize the potential of sexual power. As I was also carrying load of unchecked prejudices, I was not allowing myself to delve deeply into understanding and exploring the gift God has bestowed upon. I tried tantric philosophy and teachings of vatsyayana to activate the suppressed erotic energy present in human body. As I become freer with experimentation, it helped me in enjoying the subtleties of the art of sexual ecstasy.
Fear of Ridicule
As our position in society is mostly depended on how we are perceived by others; it is major guiding force in most of our important decisions of life. Still sometimes it becomes suffocating to live by expectations of others and suppress the creativity which needs expression in unfolding course of evolution. If we keep on taking well thought chances, it increases our courage to face more and more situations without compromising with self esteem. Meditation also puts into touch with our inner self and enhances intuitions, which acts as compass in navigating the path of life without losing directions.
Fear of Insanity
I used OSHO’s dynamic meditation to enact out insanities present in us and release it. It is very powerful cathartic technique to own our negative shades and release it to feel lighter and freer. Once we don’t carry inner hang ups, there is no chance of becoming crazy and loose the sanity.
Fear of Poverty
Economics plays measure role in smooth governance of daily activities of life. As market fluctuates in unpredictable ways, it also destabilizes the base of income of many common persons. If we can program our mind with happiness, optimism and prosperity, we can find the way to get out of the mess created by economic recession. If we can touch the source of energy which is omnipresent, it releases us from the fear of being disconnected from life resource. The vast inner resource present in everyone will bring better human circumstances after any kind of upheaval or change.
Life is continuous unfolding of self discovery; it leaves us with ultimate adventure of facing different forms of our negative and positive shades. Still as meditations deepen, it guides us into the territory of love, light and truth where fear has no existence. When we will meet with ourselves in deepest union, we will get the taste of nectar.
Osho. The Book of Secrets: The Science of Meditation : a Contemporary Approach to 112 Meditations Described in the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra. New york: St. Martin’s Press, 1998.
Osho, Pratap Bharti. The Path of Meditation: A Step by Step Guide to Meditation. Mahabaleshwar: Rebel Publishing House GmbH, 1998.