Question: What is Fear? Is it good or bad? How to get rid of it?
Fear is a strong emotion or a thought that grips you when you step out of your comfort zone. Your comfort zone is your world, your patterns, your routine. Your old fashions. Your ways of doing things; Habits and Patterns. You know it pretty well. You are safe here. Nobody can harm you. You know the ways In and Out, in case you are stuck. So, you feel scared to change. Scared to accept the unknown. Everything that is unknown or belongs to the unknown, you are scared to jump into it. God knows what all you might face there. So you think, Who cares, I am happy here and comfortable…you avoid to move out.
You lock yourselves in and think you are safe. No sooner than you are dead. Life is alive. Safety is only found in Death. Death is safe and you can comfortably carry on with all your idiotic philosophies while lying down in your grave. Nobody is going to call you then. But life is pulsating with energy every moment. Life is movement. Life is action and chaos.
Fear is strength and fear is alive. Fear is the invitation to jump into the unknown. Fear is a knock-knock from the Unknown, from the existence. You could break your limitations and take a leap. Osho says: Sanyaas is a Quantum leap; A jump into the unknown. Fear is an alive, fully aware phenomenon. In old patterns and known paths, your mind can afford to sleep and stay unconscious; but in times of fear, you become alive. Every cell of your body starts radiating energy. You have much more energy to save yourself or fight back.
Fear is the natural protection for the body to save yourself. But Mind creates psychological fear. Mind stops you, convinces you in a thousand ways, not to jump out of your arena, your field. Dangers might be waiting. But facing danger is the only way to get free of it.
Awareness is the key. Light of awareness can dispel all kinds of fears and thoughts. Fear works like oil to the light of awareness. It burns brighter and shines. Fear is a boon. Fear is an upsurge of energy and electricity in your body. Your Kundalini becomes alive and suddenly you feel a gigantic burst of energy in you. You feel powerful. You could outrun a tiger this moment. It’s a matter of Life and Death.
Let awareness be your flame. When fear comes, be scared. Let it possess you completely. Let existence take over and run the show. You step aside. Be scared completely, do not resist. Mind creates lots of reactions and restrictions, but be aware. Watch, what is happening to the body, to the mind, in the moment of fear. Your heartbeat has a different sound now. Your blood flow has a new rhythm. Pulse is bursting. Mind is creating illusory pictures and hallucinations to distract you. Just see. Just be. That’s the way. That’s the way of Sanyaas.