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We have heard many times that ‘You plus God is majority’. We have tried out best to seek god in our favour too. We feel that it is with us but still there is fear in our life!
Here we are going to discover possible reasons and remedy for the same.
In my opinion based on my experience that whenever we feel fear, our mind is at work while in our heart we know that god is with us. So actually the fear exists in our mind!
It is tendency of our mind to fluctuate between two opposites ie positive and negative aspect of any thing.
Like past and future, good and bad and win and loose etc.
Fear exist because it fluctuates between powerful and weak in that moment. We find ourselves weak, the other as powerful so the fear exists to define both at same time.
Same is when we appear in or face any competition or such situations.
Now it is better to define God or no-God ie self of a person.
Many people believe that nature is God. This is nearest possible definition of God because it includes both theist and atheist as human being is also a most important part of nature.
Still it is not correct definition because we see things in nature around us keeps changing but still we think or take them as fixed. I used to stand below a mango tree to wait for my daily commute to office. So not only I am thinking that I am going to remain tomorrow but that tree will remain there too, when I promise someone to meet below it next day.
God is defined by sages as infinite, constant for eternity.
We know that nothing is constant but change. So this activity that keeps everything changing like flow of river is what God can be defined as. So God is constant as a change in daily life of everything. So all that is changing in whole infinite cosmos is God. So it becomes infinite too.
No one knows exactly when this existence started and no one knows when it is going to end, so this constantly changing infinite cosmos becomes eternal too.
Since it is present from eternity and going to remain in present for eternity too.
We are born as a human being on this planet Earth. Our lifespan in comparison to eternity is like that of soap bubble, as a child we all used to play with. It’s not bursting is celebrated, and birthday celebrations are similar to it. It’s bursting is treated as normal!!
Indian mystic Kabir said :
Just like the morning star or soap bubble human being’s life is same as compared to eternity.
Now the prominent question is:
How then God can accompany a human being? or how a person seek shelter or support of God, for becoming majority among living being?
Here it is important that God too wish to become majority and through human being only it is possible. God needs to correct course of life according to his plan whenever people goes astray.
So definitely God needs human beings too, only to bring back peoples in a polite and caring way.
Like Jesus went on in search of the sheep that went astray. and brought the sheep back carrying in his hands.
Now God seeking people and people seeking God but both are not meeting!
Because person uses mind and it keeps the person busy in duality or dichotomy, while God is always in present moment. People go on missing the present moment, God go on missing people.
Through meditation a person can learn to remain in no-mind state ie present moment.
Now by God’s grace it may happen that while you are practicing meditation, specially awareness meditation, you also attain egoless state simultaneously.
In that state you are able to actually see your ‘self’ or ‘soul’ or ‘God’ or consciousness etc etc.
Once you have seen then you are not the same person as before, because you have seen a glimpse of the infinite, constant and eternal. Mystics called it Emptiness or Existence or Tao etc. You have experienced timelessness within the framework of time, which in itself is a miracle. Like we see the infinite existence through pupil of our eyes. It happens on its own only and any effort on our side is just useless. This is why it’s other name is God’s grace, because we are not doing any effort but it is happening due to efforts of god on our behalf.
Now you are able to remain in present moment as per your choice of time, place and person.
So when you feel fear, just remain in present moment and stop your mind or invoke meditative state, and now God is with you. He was looking for someone who is in present moment, and he found you and now just leave yourself and let God act through you.
Only after this experience of intense no-mind state you have mountain moving trust that ‘you plus god is Majority.’ and fear, inner trembling stops immediately.
You may feel later on that what you did is simply impossible for you, but actually it is true. God functioned through you and made it possible for you. Call it miracle, but it happens only if you are able to receive God’s grace.
Only in your hand is practice of meditation and leave yourself in his hands, with trust. It is still happening and this planet never remained empty from such people.
I begun brushing my teeth in the morning with a simple awareness as meditation and in the evening 20-40 minutes Zen meditation.
You can begin with your choice of meditation or prayer according to your religion or choice today itself, because by procrastinating and postponing we have already lost a big part of our life. By practicing awareness meditation during work as per this YouTube video, living simple &authentic life and doing your job in hand to your best – you create favourable situations for growth of the seed within into a tree of consciousness.
Awareness meditation (Osho guiding about meditation on YouTube) is the way worked for me, may be you too find it suitable otherwise Dynamic meditation is for most of the people. You may wish to know that the state of meditation is our natural state and “How meditation affects us?”.
There are 110 other meditation techniques discovered by Indian Mystic Gorakhnath about 500years before and further modified by Osho that one can experiment and the suitable one could be practiced in routine life.
My experiences may be of your help in taking only one step in deciding to add value to life. Because everyone has to move forward alone, this is the nature of this journey.
In my life mindfulness or awareness meditation (My experiences shared through a post) helped miraculously. Along with meditation living a simple, authentic and totality in life is very helpful. It is helful even when we are serving people around us with great love and care without discrimination.
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