Seeing Beyond The Unknown
Fear Of Losing What We Have
One of humanity’s biggest fears is losing what we have. It is healthy when fear of loss helps us take steps to protect what we have worked hard to attain, but it is unhealthy to continue to fear something we can do nothing about. We need to remember that focusing our energy on fear can actually create what scares us, and holding tightly to what we have keeps us from participating in the universal flow of abundance and instead creates stagnation. Since we can only really control our thoughts and our responses, gaining proper perspective may be key to conquering such fears.
The letters of the word “fear” can be used to stand for “False Evidence Appearing Real.” Fears of being separated from something or someone we feel we need for our security or happiness comes from a delusion-a distorted way of understanding ourselves and the world around us. When we understand that possessions are only representations of the energy at work in our lives, we can shift our attention to the right and proper place. We can stop fearing loss of money or success because when we understand how it is created, we can always create more. We can stop fearing loss of possessions when we realize that they are not the source of our joy or well-being but only icing on our cakes. And when we understand the energy of love, we need not hold anyone too close for fear of losing them for we know that love does not diminish when it is given or shared but expands beyond boundaries of time or space.
By focusing our light on our fears, they are revealed as mere shadows that disappear in the presence of mind and spirit. We can choose instead to direct our thoughts and creative power toward things of true value-love, abundance, peace, passion, and joy. These are energies that are always available to us when we place ourselves confidently in the universal flow of abundance.
2 thoughts on “Well, I guess you could say I’ve placed myself “in the universal flow of abundance””
You get wiser everyday, dear. You’ve uncovered one of the greatest mysteries of life without really looking for it… the core of Zen. All is Samsara, illusion, but working within it we can know truth. There are only two types of fear, that which touches on our primal instinct for self-preservation (healthy) and that which arises from ‘losing’ what doesn’t really exist except in our own minds (destructive).
For the Buddha Samsara is something to be ended, for the Boddhisatva it is our playground and eventually a tool to spread enlightenment. The knowledge of Samsara is the true root of all magic in the world, for what is the supernatural but a facet of the natural that we do not yet understand.
Your spiritual evolution is an inspiration to us all… even jaded old cynics like myself.
Thanks.. I needed that!!! :)