It took me a very long time to understand about fear. I finally understand that living in fear is a choice. I had identified with being a victim and living in fear, anxiety, and depression was a way of life for me. When I started my spiritual journey six years ago, I realized that I have chosen a life of fear and lived in this state all the time.
All this changed when I wished and wanted to live a different life. I realized that to give up living in fear, I must give up my identity of being a victim. This identity has been so entrenched in my psyche that I did not know how to live in any other way.
To begin to give up a life of fear is first acknowledging that we live in fear most of the time. We live in a society where we are fearful of being robbed, burglarized, mugged, and prepare for the worst to happen to us. We spend large amounts of money on insurance, alarm systems, and protecting ourselves and our families.
Secondly, we must understand that perceived fear is created by ego. Therefore, before we can live without fear, we must release our egos. Please see my earlier post on Observing Ego Practice. Once we release our egos, we can begin to overcome our fears. Blessings on your journey! (Awakening Journey Copyright 2017 with all rights reserved)