What do you fear? If you stop to truly think about this question you will likely discover that you are riddled with fears and worries in every aspect of your life. I’m not talking about fear of the bogeyman or monsters, (though I am not discounting those fears either). I’m referring to the kind of fears that keep you from moving toward your life’s dreams and goals. I’m talking about the insidious fears you thought you’d already conquered that seem to leap up when you begin to pursue something new and just cut you down even though you were wildly excited.
Most everyone has fears that were instilled by parents, teachers or other authority figures during childhood. However, those fears may have stayed with you and become so unconscious that you are not even aware of what the specific fear is or where it comes from.
Love or Fear
In all of my studies and meditations, the same message I receive time and time again is that there are only two emotions: “love” and “fear”. We either act from a place of love in our lives or we act from fear. But first we must become aware of which of the two emotions we are acting from.
A Course in Miracles is an entire book devoted to helping us unravel our ancient and tightly held fears. Gerald Jampolsky wrote a book based on A Course in Miracles called, Love is Letting Go of Fear. Overcoming fear is a process. For some it may come in an instant. For others, it could take a lifetime.
A Gift of Love
In a gesture of love in order to help you conquer your fears, I offer you the first Lesson from A Course in Miracles and Jampolsky’s perspective and elaboration on it as published in his book, with which I wholeheartedly agree.
“Lesson 1 is the following: “All That I Give is Given to Myself”. This is a two-part lesson. The first part explains that if you want more love in your life the solution isn’t to try to get love from others. Instead, what you need to do is give love. When you give your love unconditionally to others, you increase the love within you. That is, you’ll simultaneously be giving love to another and to yourself.”
“The second part of this lesson is that you can never run out of love. The world of the five senses is based on the notion of scarcity: if you have an apple and you give it away, you’re left empty-handed. Love, however, is limitless. Not only can you never run out of love, but the more love that you give to other people, the more love that you’ll be giving to yourself.”
“This lesson is a variation of the Golden Rule, which states that you should treat others as you want others to treat you. The variation is as follows: give to others only the gifts (love, peace, forgiveness) that you want to accept for yourself.”
May You Overcome Your Fears Now
I have overcome a multitude of fears, physical illness and psychological abuse. I did it moment by moment, one thought and action at a time. I now love helping others address their challenges and transform their lives from dark despair to the light of positive success. If I can be of help to you, please peruse my website at www.kantamotwani.com for the ways in which I might best serve you.