Apologies for the long delay – a lot of growth has been going on behind the curtains 🙂
Now we are getting onto the meaty end of the stick.
If you have followed the discussion so far in the previous posts, you will have seen quite clearly how deep rooted our individual fear is and the lengths we will go to to avoid feeling the fear, or even acknowledging it’s existence.
We have looked at the crisis of our generation, which surrounds us in our day to day life and is a global phenomenon. We have scratched below the surface of our own individual psychology to unearth the fear that lies within us, the collective of which plays out a harrowing scenario on a global socio-economic level. We have tried to understand why we feel this fear, where it comes from in order to understand whether or not there is a solution to this problem. For, if there is no solution, our ultimate doom is a certainty.
In order to put all this into context, it simply means the following:
Our current human crisis is a crisis of our collective fear.
This collective fear is an expression of the sum total of our individual fear.
The root cause of the core fear (our primal fear) is that each individual feels like they are not enough, hence they have to compete for survival on this planet
Our competition (with each other, between tribes and countries and ideologies) results in an aggravated state of mind whereby we “protect” what is ours – on an individual and societal level.
This drive towards protection can easily get out of control. It is incepted in fear, and hence adding more fear into the equation results in additional protection – it gets out of hand quite easily.
By this time, we are banning certain faiths from our borders, going out to other countries to bomb them for being different from us and stockpiling our own wealth and weaponry. All because we are frightened of what is “not us” – of their “otherness”.
I’m going to make a bold and outrageous claim:
FEAR IS THE SOURCE OF ALL HUMAN DISSATISFACTION, THE CAUSE OF ALL VIOLENCE AND THE FORCE BEHIND OUR HUMAN DYSFUNCTION.
Think about it for a moment. What would happen if we lived in a World without fear?
- There would be no dissatisfaction. What we had would be enough. We would feel abundant because we would not be focused on what we don’t have. We would not compare ourselves with others incessantly – in effect, we would be satisfied with who we were and what we had.
- There would be no theft. If I have enough, or more correctly, feel I have enough, then there is no need to take (forcibly or otherwise) from another. Not only would there be no theft, there would be no strife.
- We would not fear the unknown, or what we today consider “the other”. Once this “otherness” disappears, not only do all wars and violence disappear with it, we enter an age of total peace. Peace begins within each of us as individuals. Asking for an external peace whilst we are still fighting inner demons is like asking a homocidal maniac to look after our children.
Now before you start accusing me of harbouring fantasies of a Utopian future for humanity let me just qualify the above with – I don’t think it’s ever going to happen!
Are we all ever going to come to an age of brotherhood ( and sisterhood)? Of kinship and harmony? Of unconditional love and peace?
The truth of the matter is that, while we exist as humans on a “human plane”, we will have human tendencies. Our journey of evolution to be beyond human or superhuman is estimated to be of the order of many hundreds of thousands of years.
This timeframe is too long for us to sustain our self-destructive habits and still survive as a species – although this is only my opinion.
I think collectively we are screwed.
However, the point of the analysis and identification of fear is that, as individuals, our only choice is to evolve ourselves – individually.
After all, wouldn’t it be a better life for you if you were free from obsessive fear? How would it be for you if you could feel fulfilled, most of the time? How much richer would your life be if you had enduring peace of mind, serenity and feelings of warm security?
Do you want to live free of fear?
Just like the effect of throwing small pebble in a pond ripples out in concentric waves, the change of every individual has a spreads outwards and effects changes in their environment and the people they interact with. We can only ever really change ourselves, that is all we have control over. However, if enough of us changed ourselves, then the ripple effect could have far reaching consequences. Perhaps global? Perhaps even Universal?
My life has become this. The purpose of my existence is to realise the truth of existence, and in doing so hopefully have a positive effect on the World. Even if this effect is infinitesimally small, it is enough for me to have expressed my purpose to the World.
Are you ready for this change? Are you willing to step up and transform into the next, better version of yourself? Are you able to visualise the grandest vision of yourself, free of fear and the shackles of ordinary existence?
Then keep reading, because we are going to go on a wonderful journey together. A journey from where you are now to your true self.