posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 12:30 PM
Good question, fear is vast, theres something for everyone.
I guess my most memorable bout of fear was when i thought i was losing my mind. I recall utter confusion (dark confusion as the OP said), flashes of
music, fast but as though played in reverse and a feeling of being sucked down with complete awareness of the danger i was in. That if my mind
collapsed i may never rebuild it to my satisfaction. An interesting afternoon.
The world we are in right now, the world that needs to get better is a world based on fear. Fear in and of itself is a healthy, instinctive part of
who we are, fear has played a part in getting us this far, the fearless baby would probably end up in the sabretoothed cats belly, the adult would be
equipped with an early warning system that gets them the hell outta there. The problem is that we have become slaves to fear, to the point that even
slight changes in the environment can flick the fear switch and we run, but now we run from ourselves. I think this is changing, by confronting and
searching for the truth, we expose ourselves to what should and does instill fear, but we press on, we continue and we dont back down.
A wise man called Dorje Dradul says about fear being the gateway to fearlessness, that by confronting fear we are opening ourselves to the tenderness
and vulnerability that underlies fear. He says “Nervousness is cranking up, vibrating all the time. When we slow down, when we relax with our fear,
we find sadness, which is calm and gentle. Sadness hits you in your heart and your body produces a tear….that is the first tip of fearlessness.”