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Basis of fear

Posted by phil_pollard on June 27, 2014 at 7:15 AM

“An unrealistic perception of life is the basis of fear. People are not willing to live – people are not willing to die. That is their whole predicament right now. The fear is simply because you’re not living with life – you’re living in your mind. Your fear is always about what’s going to happen next. That means your fear is always about that which does not exist.

If your fear is about the non-existent, your fear is a hundred percent imaginary. If you’re suffering the non-existential, we call that insanity. So people may be in just socially accepted levels of insanity. But if you’re afraid, or if you’re suffering anything which does not exist, it amounts to insanity – doesn’t it?

People are always suffering – either what happened yesterday, or what may happen tomorrow. So your suffering is always about that which does not exist – simply because you’re not rooted in reality, you’re always rooted in your mind. Mind is – one part of it is – memory, another part is imagination. Both of them are in one way imagination, because both of them don’t exist right now.

You’re lost in your imagination – that’s the basis of your fear. If you are rooted in reality there will be no fear.”

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

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