Some minds can be highly obsessed with fearful thoughts to the extent of becoming intolerable. Most people who possess such minds take medications, drugs or alcohol in a bid to find some relief from its incessant noise. If you are among the people who are in possession of a mind obsessed with negativity and fear, you might want to look at it as your “ticket” to true freedom or enlightenment, rather than looking at it as curse. A highly noisy mind can be a blessing in disguise, because you cannot become attached to such a mind and hence there’s an opportunity to “transcend” it completely and realize the true liberation that lies beyond the mind.
A mind obsessed with fear is a ticket to liberation
You have been born with such a mind, now there is no point in asking why. In truth, everything is grace including your noisy mind. A mind which is obsessed with fear can become the very mirror that helps you see your true nature and thus wake up from the dream of identification with the false sense of “Me”.
The first step is to accept your mind as it is and not complain about it. It’s true that you have been dealt a mind which is very fearful and has a “more than average” preoccupation with negative thoughts, but instead of looking at it as a bad deal it’s time to look at the opportunity it brings you to transcend it completely and come back to your true nature. This noisy, fear obsessed, mind is your ticket to enlightenment, are you willing to accept this ticket or would you rather keep complaining about it?
You can only find “true” peace outside the mind
When your mind is constantly obsessed with negative thoughts, it’s difficult to find happiness in there. This automatically opens up an invitation to look for peace, and joy, outside the mind. In truth, the mind, in its wrong vision, is never a pleasant place to dwell in, but some people have “tolerable” minds and hence they don’t find the reason to come out of it and stay stuck it in for their entire life.
To anyone, who is asking, how can I feel joy when my mind is so filled with fear, the answer is simple – “Go beyond the mind”. Your only chance of finding peace is to transcend the mind. You can find temporary relief by taking drugs, medications or alcohol, but permanent relief can only be obtained when you transcend such a mind.
How can I transcend my mind?
The only way you can transcend anything is by becoming completely familiar with its patterns. So if you want to transcend your mind, you must first completely know your mind. The only way you can know the mind fully is by being acutely conscious of its patterns. Watch the mind as you would watch something “intriguing”, with curiosity. Keep watching it till it becomes completely familiar to you, and then it will no longer be a source of fear.
The mind producing thoughts is not a problem; the problem is that you “fear” the mind. The only way out of this fear is to “see” the mind so clearly, and so persistently, that you become totally familiar with it. The mind is not mysterious or complex; it’s very limited and has only a few “patterns” that it operates through. Once you see through all its patterns you will no longer be in fear of the mind, and you will feel completely free of its bondage.
Don’t fear the mind, just keep watching it. No matter how fearful the thoughts appear to be, just stay as a conscious witness of them. Don’t try to escape the mind, but rather go deep into it. Become completely familiar with the way your mind operates. Become aware of your minds repetitive thoughts and identify the story behind it. Get to know the ebbs and highs of your mind, keep watching it like you would an “intriguing” movie, don’t make it personal – just be a conscious witness of your mind until you no longer fear it.
Who you are is pure consciousness, you are not the mind. You are not what comes and goes, but the one eternal witness which is conscious of everything transient.