There is a fellow who lives with you day and night. It sleeps and wakes up with you. It eats with you, travels with you and possibly is sitting with you even now reading this. In the evening for instance when you lose yourself in some beautiful park or in the swimming pool for a while, you temporarily forget this fellow. But all of a sudden you look around and you again find this fellow at your side. Can you name this fellow which is your constant companion all along the day? It’s none other than ‘FEAR’, your worst enemy.
Yes, you’ve heard it right, it is fear. You have given him so much power than he has now become your master and enjoys full authority over you. You, like a puppet, move around him like a subordinate who moves around his officer, in spite of the fact that you hate him and want to get rid oh him
Fear is our biggest enemy which robs us of all our joy, contentment and peace. It gradually eats us and practically converts us into a slave. Our worries about the future prevent us from experiencing the joy and happiness which exist here right now. We must defeat our fears if we are to enjoy our lives to the happiest and fullest. Our need for fulfillment in our life can be victorious only to a certain extent that we can grasp and overcome our fear.
What is this dragon called fear?
Fear is really the prediction of loss or harm to one’s sense of ‘I-ness’ or ego. This loss or harm may be physical but more often it is psychological. It may involve the person himself or the other persons or objects to whom or with which he is emotionally attached and identified such as his family, friends, house, car, job, status, name, fame, etc. So fear is tied with perceived uncertainties associated with loss, agony or pain.
QUOTE: FEARLESSNESS IS POSSED MORE OFTEN BY THE WEAK, THE POOR, THE NOT SO HEALTHY AND THE NOT SO LEARNED. IT IS A SPIRITUAL FORCE. IT IS CHARACTERISTIC OF THE SOUL AND NOT OF THE BODY.