Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Fear is not reality

"An unrealistic perception of life is the basis of fear. People are not willing to live, people are not willing to die. That is the whole predicament right now. The fear is simply because you are not living with life, You are living in your mind. Your fear is always about what is going to happen next. That means your fear is always about that which does not exist. If your fear is about the non existent, your fear is 100 percent imaginary. If you are suffering the non-existential, we call it insanity.

 So, people maybe are just socially accepted levels of insanity. But if you are afraid or if you are suffering anything that which does not exist it amounts to insanity doesn’t it? People are always suffering, either what happened yesterday or what may happen tomorrow. So you are suffering is always about that which does not exist. Simply because you are not rooted in reality. You are always rooted in your mind. Mind is one part of it is memory, another part is imagination. Both are in one way imagination,because both of them don’t exist right now you are lost in your imagination. That is the basis of your fear. If you are rooted in reality, there would be no fear."
- Jaggi Vasudev (Sadhguru)

Thanks to Ester for the video