Monday, January 12, 2015

Fear and Love

You frequently hear from spiritualists, "Choices come from either a place of fear or a place of love." I realized recently that even those based in fear ultimately come from a place of love. For example, a fear of losing your job is rooted in a love of family and self, the need to provide for them. A fear of losing a loved one is the most obvious example of fear from love. So to transform a fear response into a love response is to identify the root love of the fear. Just focusing on the love will transform your thought pattern from one of negativity, lack, and limitation into one of hopefulness, gratitude, and determination. 

The more I think on this concept, the more the fear thoughts seem to be based on love of self. I recentlty read a statement from the Dalai Lama about how focusing on helping others can help us help ourselves. It puts our troubles in perspective and allows us to let them rest a while. In my experience, helping someone find a solution to their problem often reveals the solution to your own.

Usually I would wrap this up in a nice summary but, to be honest, I don't have this concept wrapped neatly in my own head yet. Neither tape nor bow in sight. So help me out, let's talk about it. Tell me what thoughts you have on this in the comments below.