Man, woman, or child – whoever you are – you have fears. It is our human inheritance. It’s just the way it is. So you’re either a human who is driven by unacknowledged fears, or you’re a human who is aware of their fears. That’s it. That’s the only difference. There is no fearless human.
You either face your shadows or you repress them. And most of us walk around with our fears repressed. The problem is, we think they don’t exist because we hide them so well – or so we think! So the fears sleep in the subconscious and, guess what, drive our decisions, sabotage our lives, and haunt our dreams.
Our society isn’t built around compassionate understanding of the unseen aspects of our human nature. But that’s no excuse. Once you get an inkling that there is more to you than the body you wear, it’s time to get to work. It takes work because actually we are very clever – to our own disadvantage – creating barriers, walls, and defenses. Walking around with the ego like it’s king, and yet it’s but a false face.
We’re ashamed that we’re afraid. We think it’s a weakness. Get beyond the facade, and you’re getting somewhere. It’s just a challenge created by you for you. Trouble is, it is very difficult to get good insight into ourselves. It is so much easier to see where others are going wrong, isn’t it. So if you want to know what’s blocking you, ask people.
Actually, people who are not as close to you may have astonishingly accurate insight, and most importantly will be honest with you. You see how many levels of barriers we have to overcome. Keep asking. Ask during meditation. Answers will start coming in. Not overnight. Not in a month or two. Okay, you have to have patience. It’s a slow process and you have to be ready to hear the messages, too.
You are human and you have fears. It’s just the way it is. But either you are unconsciously driven by them, or you are living the life you want fully aware of your fears so that they no longer have an influence over your thoughts or decisions. Keep asking. Keep seeking. Keep shedding light on your shadows. Wishing you a most en-lightened journey dear human.