Does growth and self-realization require that we transcend our life’s conditioning and fears? We naturally do not want to deal with seeming unpleasant feelings such as fear of abandonment and emptiness. Yet, somehow, we face our fears and insecurities, willingly or unwillingly, throughout our lives.
My experience is that events (call it unlucky, subconscious, etc.) create situations such that our attachments to what defines us are cut or severely threatened. These events give us an opportunity to make the transition past our fears and insecurities easier. For many people, difficult situations in their lives have made them more aware and stronger as an individual. How about you?
If you are dealing with a challenging situation, do not consider it as a terrible event. Look for the opportunities that may arise which may take you toward what you deeply desire. For example, the loss of an unfulfilling job can be a difficult event and yet it may direct you to focus on what you really desire. After all, the Universe is conspiring to give you what you want. What are the opportunities ahead of you as a result of your current challenge?
Get naked with yourself
Let go of protective clothing and masks
See yourself without the masks and the shields
Face the truth!
Not the truth of what you think
The truth of what is
Be prepared to allow your old self to die!
Be prepared to erase the memories of your past identities
Face your biggest fears
Eye to eye
Nose to nose
Shoulder to shoulder
Stay with it
Do not blink!
Fear suddenly dissolves
It vacates its spot in your psyche
You will feel its emptiness
You have lost an old companion!
Know that there is a great prize awaiting you
You can feel and smell it
Tremble in emptiness and nothingness for a while
Stay with it
Do not look back
You are almost at the gates of the open door
You are becoming excited
You are overcoming the fear of nothingness
You have not disappeared
You are still here!
The empty spot of fear is now filled with God’s love
You now remember
You are becoming alive!
Copyright @2014 by Shervin Hojat