As human beings we are “doomed” to feel fear every now and then. There will be various bases for it, including financial security, and there’s no way out. Even if you are very wealthy you still have fears, doubts, ups and downs, worries and all sort of “negative” feelings. You cannot get rid of them, but you can balance them using various techniques.
One of the most effective techniques to deal with “bad” feelings is observing your feelings to see them for what they really are, which is nothing more than a body reaction, to which your mind built a story, for example “This is scary” or “Now I’m in trouble”. It’s this story that makes you interpret certain reactions in your body as certain feelings. Fear and pain very often are manifested in the body in exactly the same way as excitement and pleasure. Simply observe your body when you have those feelings, focus on those feelings in the body and turn their volume to the maximum until you see them for what they really are. It might take 10-20 minutes before that happens. Just be patient – stay with it, and the reward will surprise you beyond your belief.
I have been thinking a lot about freedom, and I must admit that I got lost a bit. There are so many aspects to freedom as there are human minds in the world, I guess. You can talk about freedom speech, religion, gathering, expressing yourself, traveling, etc. You can also go to philosophical matters like discussions about whether you can really be free as a human being or is it just an illusion.
In this video I would like to talk about the illusion of freedom that we sometimes have, which was imposed on us by the society and system, and it’s so deeply ingrained that we do not realize it, and even if someone shows it to us, we still oppose it blindly. I used taxes in my example. I do not encourage you to stop paying taxes – I only would like you to enquire within you mind, and then enquire your tax office about the issue. Can they provide answers?
In these two videos I discuss an alternative approach to the issue of negative/bad feelings. This is a complex topic and you need to apply your own common sense while using the techniques I suggest. They work 100% of times, you just need to combine them sometimes with other techniques.
It’s also important to keep a balance between observing the negative patiently, and in running away from it by looking for pleasures or distractions. Practice both and see what works for you. Please, read what other thought about it and leave your comments as well.