The Daily Dharma – October 29, 2021

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Continuing from The Untethered Soul . . .

People don’t understand that fear is a thing. It’s just an object in the universe that you are capable of experiencing. You can do one of two things with fear: you can recognize that you have it and work to release it, or you can keep it and try to hide from it. Because people don’t deal with fear objectively, they don’t understand it. They end up keeping their fear and trying to prevent things from happening that would stimulate it. They go through life attempting to create safety and control by defining how they need life to be in order to be okay. This is how the world becomes frightening.

Michael Singer
from The Untethered Soul
Chapter: Let Go Now or Fall