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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Daily Musings - December 13th, 2012 - Fear - 恐懼 - Kǒngjù

Fear - 恐懼 - Kǒngjù

Trust your inner deity(ies)-
Accept their proffered insights;
Illusions guard the borders of reality;
Defeat fear, and go beyond.

~inspired by Deng Ming-Dao


During meditation, you will commune with God(s). Gods appear as nothing more than the holy aspects of your own mind; they are not other beings separate from yourself. Your gods may grant you grant gifts of knowledge and power. Accept what comes your way, without doubt and absent of fear. They will never betray you, for you can never truly betray yourself.

Such trust dissolves fear, and dilutes regret. You will find resolution to the inner conflicts raging beneath the surface. The gods will direct you forward, towards the border between this world and the next. On one side is vast, almost incomprehensible depth, the very nature of existence. The border must be crossed, and you cannot attempt the trek until you have resolved your inner battles.

All fear comes from our sense of self, who we feel we are. When we stand at reality's border, we are afraid to lose the identity we have built up thus far, which may be swept away as we plunge in. Trepidation is generated from a sense of foreboding,  a fear of being destroyed. We do not wish to lose our physical tether to what makes us...us. At this time, we must remember from where we have come.

We are all generated from the same source, Tao. We are all on the return path, taking different paths but all converging upon the same destination. Every single one of us will at some point give back that which makes us feel unique. The return-path to Tao is not a descent into negation, but a trail leading towards oneness with the whole universe. It is true, that we will no longer be who we are now, when we pass through the barrier between the worlds. It is not important, though, as we will be one with Tao. In that state, there is no need to fear what lays beyond the door.