Fear is a very powerful force in our lives- personally, interpersonally and socially. What is fear and how do we work with it? Here we explore the nature of fear and its complex nature as involving intelligence and an urge to action, but also commonly reactivity and delusions. We suggest several main ways of practicing, 1) coming back to balance through antidotes such as metta, beauty and refuges in our deeper values; 2) mindfulness; 3) wisdom and 4) active inquiry and engagement with our own fear.
Impermanence is happening all the time...in every moment – and to everything... we don't recognize this truth because our awareness is weak and our delusion is strong.
As we turn our attention to this truth in all it's nuances, the natural outcome is letting go.