October 10, 2016 at 3:18 am #47387October 20, 2016 at 12:06 am #47388
Very good talk.
Fear is very much a factor in creating limiting beliefs, and it is often hidden deep within one’s infrastructure.
SOctober 31, 2016 at 5:25 am #47390
Mmmm but what about the benefits of fear? I think fear can become like a vessel to channel energy into and give it force. One can connect these fears or conditioned thoughts like pipes to reach where they want to reach with confidence.
Engineering is then an expression of fear?
Often i hear all these “bad” things about fear, etc, but I fear none of those bad things. I like them for what they are.
Uncontrollable fear wouldn’t be good, but fear can be controlled and managed too, just like anything else. Fear is grounding, Fear stops me trying to jump off a roof to catch a star from the sky.
Fear is there for a reason. Make the most of it i say…November 1, 2016 at 1:11 am #47392
Fear, as an authentic in-the-moment situation, is not a problem.
Being surprised by a man-eating tiger can create an adrenaline rush that gets you out of the situation faster. It’s no different than authentic in-the-moment anger, which is also appropriate.
What I’m talking about is carried-emotion . . . in this case, carried-fear.
Fear deep within one’s infrastructure is carried-fear; it is not a reaction to present-moment situation. Carried-fear cripples and inhibits one, and prevents growth by inhibiting courage (kidneys sedating lungs).
One does not need fear to prevent oneself from jumping off of roofs or cliffs or whatever. A very clear understanding of injury and death is sufficient to prevent one from doing stupid things. Fear is not needed in the situation at all, and does not need to be carried as a visceral memory. One can eliminate it, and not need it as a crutch to avoid stupidity. If one is only prevented from self-harming mortal injury through one’s feelings of fear–where without the fear the person would hurt themselves–it speaks to a suicidal undercurrent and one’s own unhappiness in living life. Then, in that case, there are issues that run much deeper than the fear. Lack of self-love (Inner Smile) would be a big one.
SNovember 1, 2016 at 7:20 pm #47394
This is interesting…
At a time when i was deep in practice i overcame any fear of death via 2 different ways. One was that i got high, or disassociated from feeling, the kind that i feel inner smile type meditations get me. I literally didn’t care about my body because i felt it wasnt mine. The other was so charged of adrenaline and associated, by excess energy in LDT that i could run into charging heavy cavalry wearing thongs and singlet. Of course in still here today, so there must have been some wisdom in the fact of not dying, but at the time i remember genuinely not fearing death.
As you describe fear and the mother child relationship between kidney and lung helps me to understand your point but I don’t really experience it, certainly not enough to write about it, like i see so many spiritual writings writing about fear. Rather the difficulties you explain that one may face with fear, i do experience similar situation with worry as the negative emotion and spleen weakness with liver attacking spleen.
Generally i find myself as very confident, however confident because of worry as the crutch, and as the supporting calculations to my confidence. Meditation has taught me i can be even more confident without worry, however then is my confidence well founded or am i just confident without the worry (perhaps derived from fear), and that not ill founded.
So then we need to test it out in the real world, without the worry from fear, and see if it holds up.
I watched the man who knew infinity, and thought of you Steven and your infinity lessons on here, and understand fear has its place. The indian guy had wisdom from the stars, but they needed to test the genius out, and he was wrong seemingly most of the time, however it was a fantastic idea that needed to be grounded through fear. Heaven and earth. Fear can be a grounding force that stops us from going on a tangent and thinking we have all the answers when in fact we only have some.
Plus fear can make life exciting, it wouldn’t be as cool finding a mate if we knew they would all say yes. Asking girls out has got to be one of the most fearful but rewarding things, however i accept that without fear one could perhaps (from a point of view) choose a better mate 🙂November 4, 2016 at 4:21 am #47396
>>>As you describe fear and the mother child
>>>relationship between kidney and lung
>>>helps me to understand your point
>>>but I don’t really experience it,
I think you have more direct experience than you realize, read on:
>>>Plus fear can make life exciting, it wouldn’t
>>>be as cool finding a mate if we knew they
>>>would all say yes. Asking girls out
>>>has got to be one of the most fearful
Is it not true that the adrenal response of fear in this situation is often the cause of the lack of courage in carrying out a particular asking? This is an example of hyperactive kidney draining the positive virtue of the lungs. In fact, your direct world example is a better example than I probably would have come up with.
>>>Generally i find myself as very confident,
>>>however confident because of worry as the crutch,
>>>and as the supporting calculations to my confidence.
“Paying attention to details” is not the same thing as worry.
The former is intentioned analysis with no emotional attachment; the latter is uncontrolled negative thought-based storylines which generate negative emotional qi in the form of discomfort, due to an attachment to resolve the same said imagined storylines.
>>>I watched the man who knew infinity, and thought of you Steven
>>>and your infinity lessons on here
I should watch that movie. It always interesting to see if folks can portray mathematicians accurately in the movies.
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