So i had said in my past post that, i would love to share the lessons i learnt from the challenging phase i went through. Here's one of the most important ones i learnt about fear. To aptly express my learning, i hv picked this excerpt from 'The power of now' by eckhart tolle (A book i would recommend all to read!!)
Hope this helps! Do let me know if this resonates with u and share it with/tag whoever u think might benefit from it 💖✨
Fear seems to have many causes. Fear of loss, fear of failure, fear of being hurt, and
so on, but ultimately all fear is the ego's fear of death, of annihilation. To the ego,
death is always just around the corner. In this mind-identified state, fear of death
affects every aspect of your life. For example, even such a seemingly trivial and "normal" thing as the compulsive need to be right in an argument and make the other
person wrong - defending the mental position with which you have identified - is due
to the fear of death. If you identify with a mental position, then if you are wrong,
your mind-based sense of self is seriously threatened with annihilation. So you as the
ego cannot afford to be wrong. To be wrong is to die. Wars have been fought over
this, and countless relationships have broken down.
Once you have disidentified from your mind, whether you are right or wrong makes
no difference to your sense of self at all, so the forcefully compulsive and deeply unconscious need to be right, which is a form of violence, will no longer be there.
You can state clearly and firmly how you feel or what you think, but there will be no
aggressiveness or defensiveness about it. Your sense of self is then derived from a
deeper and truer place within yourself, not from the mind.
P.S. If it gets confusing-let know- will write in simpler words next time. Relating without context & without having read the book could get challenging 😊
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