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Do You Live in Fear?

Do You Live in Fear?

Your stuck energies force you to be someone who doesnít exist anymore: The angry child deprived of love, the frightened child who doesnít feel safe. The past is a false guide to the future, and yet itís what most of us rely upon. By letting go of stuck energies, you let go of your past.

People get used to fear, and they mistake that for overcoming fear. Iím trying to get you to look inside yourself. Even when you donít notice it, fear has you in its grasp. Anytime it wants to, it can jump you, and youíll be powerless to resist.

If you identify personally with negativity, you will never let it go. Learn to see anger as only energy, like electricity. Electricity isnít about you. Neither is anger. Itís universal and sticks to anything that seems unfair or unjust. Fear sticks to anything that feels dangerous or unsafe.

Imagine that your worst enemy comes over to your house. He sits down in the living room, and no matter what you do, he wonít go away. Day after day he refuses to leave. What do you do? You begin to ignore him. You pretend heís not there. You home isnít your home if thereís an enemy living there. It doesnít matter if you toss a drop cloth over him, or if you decide to completely redecorate the place. Until you figure out a way to make your enemy leave, youíll never feel safe.

The world is your home, and it is safe. God created it that way. But fear crept in. Big problem. Nobody feels safe anymore. As long as you live in fear, the world is a threat. If that doesnít matter to you, okay. But living that way youíll never know the joy of your own soul.

Adapted from Why Is God Laughing? The Path to Joy and Spiritual Optimism, by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2008).

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Deepak Chopra

Acknowledged as one of the world's greatest leaders in the field of mind body medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D. continues to transform our understanding of the meaning of health. Chopra is known as a prolific author of over 49 books with 12 best sellers on mind-body health, quantum mechanics, spirituality, and peace. A global force in the field of human empowerment, Dr. Chopra's books have been published in more than 35 languages with more than 20 million copies in print.

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6:21PM PST on Jan 20, 2013

Danger? I don't live in a war torn country so danger seems relative to my situation. when I am afraid, it seems I have angels watching over me.

1:27PM PST on Jan 17, 2013

Thanks for sharing article.

11:34PM PST on Jan 14, 2013

In this age, if you don't live in fear, you don't know what's going on.

Or you've learned to deal with fear. Earth has always been a dangerous place to be.
Nothing has really changed that much.

There's a great book "Worry Cure" I got in the library about 5 years ago. It cured my high anxiety. The main message? Life as no guarantees. Live with it.

Worked for me.

Still I wonder at the heroism and the courage of Care2 members who dare to know what's going on and try to do something about it. It takes courage, my admired friends. It takes courage.

But, I do believe, together we can save our planet for our children and our grandchildren.

9:25AM PST on Jan 14, 2013

thanks

12:29PM PST on Jan 13, 2013

All and everything vibrates. We can choose to "eat" the good vibrations and then transform the energy like raindrops doing circles in the water it touches. :-)

11:14AM PST on Jan 13, 2013

I probably could use a little more fear in my life. I tend to go for adventure, think of consequences later. I must have fleet of guardian angels watching over me.

7:45AM PST on Jan 13, 2013

A bit of fear keeps us on our toes!

9:43PM PST on Jan 12, 2013

Ron is just too funny !
I'm afraid I may peep myself laughing !

3:32PM PST on Jan 12, 2013

Fear makes you stronger ...

12:58PM PST on Jan 12, 2013

Thank you Deepak for once again reminding me how to change my life. I lose track of the right path every now and then but somehow always find a book or article that you have written right when I need it most. Blessings to you and many thanks for sharing your knowledge.

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