I would recommend any or all of the following:
- remaining present.
- inquiry into this “me” that has fear and look for the source of the “me”.
- inquiry into the fear and look for the source of the fear.
- surrendering to God, the Self, Reality, and/or destiny/fate.
Continue reading Can you help me with my fear of failure?
Really, it does not matter if you call something choice or fate/scripted/preordained. Either you can say you chose it all or you can say you chose none of it. I find the “no choice” side tends to promote distancing and escapism. Distancing and escapism is contrary to nonduality. You are this and you can’t get away from it. So I tend to speak from the choice side. This tends to promote more intimacy and engagement with what-is.
Really either stance is fine, but the problem is when we say we chose something and other things just happen to us…that is duality. We want to pick and choose…some things are my choice and some things are not my choice. Continue reading Would you say there is no doer and no choice?
A good question considering the most recent presidential election.
If one was so inclined to engage in politics, and one is Awake, then it would be remaining in the understanding that regardless who wins (for example, the last election – Hillary vs. Trump)…it was the Self that decided.
It is not a matter of keeping it all grounded in nonduality. That makes it sound like it takes some effort or doing. Awakening or enlightenment is the occurrence of the direct insight of the Self / nonduality. Once this realization occurs…it can not be denied. You feel it in your heart and bones. Afterwards, regardless of what goes on in the world (of appearances of duality), you are never fooled into thinking anything is other than the Self. Continue reading How would one engage in politics while keeping it all grounded in nonduality?