Ways to Overcome Fear

All of us have experienced fear to some degree and no doubt, your search for ways to overcome fear has brought you here.

Try these techniques to overcome fear and experience relief: 

  • When you dislike someone and see their negatives, you start to see faults in them, this constant act of finding faults will make you scornful towards that person. You can understand this when you dislike the mere presence of that person. To come out of this type of fear, you need to start seeing the positives of that individual and remember their positives when you have to deal with them.
  • When you have fear of an exam, fear of public speaking, fear of losing a relationship or job or money then the only to overcome that fear is to face it and experience whether your fear is real or not. You will realize that in reality there was nothing to fear in the first place.
  • Sometimes your fears are raised due to self-negativity. To overcome this type of fear it is important for you to write down the positive traits within you. When you see this list you will realize that the positive traits far outweigh the negative ones.
  • When the fear arises of losing a loved one, having an accident or death then you have to set the understanding of karmic accounts. Life is a play of karma and whatever happens is dependent on the role that merit and demerit karmas play, so in reality if the roles have already been set, then why should you fear anything! It has already been written in the playbook.

The ultimate key of overcoming any type of fear permanently has been explained by Param Pujya Dadashri. He says, “Nature is so precise and exact that even if someone has stolen a single strand of hair from you, it will come back. Therefore, don't worry, become fearless!” He even says that all the pain, suffering and fear is because we dwell in someone else’s abode. Would a person not be uneasy if he were to enter someone else’s home without permission? The Pure Soul is every living being’s true home. All your fears would completely dissolve if you were to completely realize your own Self.

Let us learn how to fight fear.

Spiritual Quotes

  1. When you feel contempt for a person, you will also fear that person. The moment you see that person, you feel afraid.
  2. If before going to bed one becomes fearful of a ghost or a snake in the room, then he would not be able to sleep the entire night tormented by this fear. The fear will vanish as the day breaks and there is light in the room. Such is the worldly life too.
  3. Humans, however suffer from viprit (wrong) fear. Viprit means in a single situation of fear, one will see or imagine hundreds more. It is also viprit fear to see fear where there is none.
  4. Why do worries occur? One becomes involved (becomes one) with the thoughts that arise and that is why worries arise.
  5. No difficulty can come to you (your way). If the mind wavers, difficulty will embrace you! That is all, the law of the universe is just this.
  6. Intellect is good for the peace of mind but not for inciting fear. The intellect that induces fear is false intellect. It should be suppressed even before it sprouts.
  7. Generally people are inclined to instill fear in others and threaten them. Everybody has learnt how to donate fear. No one has learnt how to donate protection from fear.
  8. People have a subtle fear deep within of, "What will they say to me?" Then gradually they get into a habit of lying, to the point where they will tell lies even in the absence of fear.
  9. One has fear of losing happiness. On the contrary, you will become even happier and experience bliss once you are free of lalacha.
  10. What is the reason for fear? You consider yourself as temporary; Fear vanishes with the understanding - vision of 'I am the eternal Self'!
  11. One has never seen or realized the domain of the Self and therefore continues to exist in the domain of the non-Self. That is why there is perpetual existence of fear in the relative world.
  12. In the ignorant state (non-Self-realization state) if the fear of insult leaves, one becomes shameless and hurtful to others, whereas if the fear of insult leaves after one receives Gnan, one becomes completely independent.

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