Fear is nature’s teacher, always available when we need to proceed with caution. When something alien is presented to us that we cannot immediately integrate into our world view, our response is fear. This alien something can be potentially affecting our bodies needing immediate attention, or a strong thought that occurs in the mind, seen in such a way that it generates fear. They can also be linked, in the case of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
So there are two parts to fear, one response to the outside dangers we must be aware of, and another generated by thoughts and feelings that interfere with the fulfillment of our desires.
Although fear is a natural response in both cases, it can also be a crippling limitation. How do we transcend it in order to truly live unbounded awareness? What is the point of the universe revealing itself to us inside and out, if we cannot activate ourselves in that context?
Obviously the way to transcend fear is to continue to transform ourselves until our agility, knowledge, perception, open-heartedness, courage, and universality do not allow the possibility for fear to arise. Living Brahman, Totality, is such a path.
Brahman eliminates the possibility of fear in life in two ways. First, by living a life wholly supported by the Divine Host, the world of Divinity that creates and supports our own – Being tight with management so to speak. 🙂
Although the mechanics of this can be appreciated directly, as a householder most of the time it is just business as usual. The practical benefit is having no obstacles occur except transient ones that are successfully dealt with. Time and space are used to maximum efficiency. After all, we don’t live forever. So the environment is always fertile for success in Brahman due to the relationships we form, worldly and Divine.
Although we act as individuals, Divinity clears a pathway for our success. As mentioned in a previous post, this changes our psychology by the reliable repetition of ‘miracles’ (the ultimate efficiencies of time and space). After awhile we find ourselves with far less fear, relative to what we are accomplishing. Success builds on success.
The second way in which fear is eliminated is by our surrender to Totality, total surrender. This is not a mental state. This is the willingness to undergo anything in order to fulfill the desires of Brahman, Totality. What this means is we already have the knowledge for any solution within us. It simply needs to be expressed with a combination of discrimination, and letting go. Maharishi called it, “The Science of Being and the Art of Living”, the title of one of His books.
We are not static creatures, nor do we live in isolation. The universe awaits each of us to go on humanity’s greatest quest, to live universality within and express it unfettered in our world. The process is continuous, as is the progress. Ultimate surrender to our true nature transcends fear, and leaves it as an instrument no longer necessary for the fulfillment of life.
All of diversity is united and supported to fulfill Brahman, and each of us carries that birthright as human beings. Once Brahman is lived, fear is lovingly left behind to serve those who continue to find it useful.
“The World Is as You Are, Live Unbounded Awareness” – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, student of Brahmananda Saraswati, Guru Dev