Your personality is rooted in fear. All your beliefs, values, identity, self-esteem that gives meaning to life are infected with fear. In fact fear has seeped down to the core of your genetic makeup due to continuous propaganda by media and social conditioning.
Rooting out fear would mean shaking the foundation of your life. The false identity that you have been living, strengthening and decorating all your life will crumble leaving you naked with nothing to hold on to. How comfortable would you be with that?
Ask yourself, who are you without your name, beliefs, religion, social identity and personality?
This identity crisis is the beginning of spiritual training. The fear of losing all that society has been strengthening for centuries keeps people away from spirituality.
Ignorance offers some comfort. Very few people are willing to trade the little comfort and massive pain in known to no pain and massive happiness in the unknown.
Right now you have something to hold on to...and when you jump into spirituality, suddenly you are on your own...and all these illusions that you have been holding on for years leave you...if you think about it... you may get scared...you may find yourself in...Dark...all alone...with no one to look up to, for help...this is a great fear that rational mind anticipates and that is why resists any movement towards core spiritual training.
The rational mind of society sees no comfort in spirituality. It sees no logic in spirituality. It is too scared to let loose and try. That is why it is sceptical and stays away.
Maruti Sharma is a teacher of Happiness, Enlightenment and author of Journeys in Meditation. Click here to read more...
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