Sri Chinmoy Answers

October 10, 2019 | By More

Question: How can I conquer my fear?

SRI CHINMOY:  We feel that fear is something which exists for everyone in our daily life. No, fear cannot exist if we see the opposite of fear which is strength, inner strength, inner power; and the source of this inner power is the soul. Fear exists precisely because we do not feel that the Almighty is our Source.

We have to feel like God’s child, all the time seated in His lap. A child has no fear because consciously or unconsciously he is always bringing his soul to the fore. He feels that he has his mother and father to protect him. But when we grow up, we feel there is nobody to think of us, take care of us or look after us. When we are thirteen or fourteen years old, we begin to feel our responsibility. We feel we have to do everything and that everybody is deserting us.

We are afraid of God because we feel that He is omnipotent and impersonal. But He is not standing in front of us with an iron rod at every moment. He is standing before us with all His Love and because of His Love we are drawn toward Him. His very Love is His omnipotent Power. Is there any power that can conquer the universe? The universe, God’s entire creation, can be conquered only by His Love.

We see that with our human love we may conquer people, but afterwards frustration looms large with many other problems. But when we offer an iota of divine love, we can enter into the hearts of hundreds of human beings and feel safe. We feel that we have built homes in hundreds of hearts through our divine love.

When the Creator is pleased with us, when the Creator takes care of us, we need not be afraid of His creation because the Creator is infinitely more powerful than His creation. When we think of our Almighty Father, the Divine, the Absolute, the Infinite, we have to think of Him as all Love. When we love God as our very own and enter into Him and into His creation, we conquer fear.

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