“NO, by no chance we can leave our house, and also I won’t allow anyone to visit us too” he said looking at my daughter who was sitting on the floor petrified, with her fingers clenched as the news of the third wave of covid was running in the background. “Mumma, they say this time this nasty virus is targeting kids, what are we going to do about it”?
And this question kept echoing in my ears, went down my nerves and veins only to create more gloominess. I felt contractions in my heart, and I became weaker physically. Just to ensure my family was safe, a plethora of restrictions were imposed like double masking, over-sanitization and what not. Then one day, while I was on my balcony doing some usual stuff, I saw this little boy in the park. He was merely two years old and enjoying picking twigs, watering plants, and playing on the rides. AND THERE WAS NO MASK ON HIS FACE.
This very episode left me at cross-purposes. I now wanted to understand why this child was not fearful of any virus and disease. A constant battle of fear and truth was there in my mind when I reached out to a friend Vaidya Sanatan Mishra who is also a renowned Ayurvedic Doctor. And all that he explained as per the classic Ayurveda texts about fear shattered my belief system. So, today I will share with you my realization on Ayurvedic and Spiritual understanding of fear.
Let’s take the plunge:
FEAR is a lack of trust in ourselves because of which, we don't trust life. It is when we forget we’re being taken care of at a higher level and want to control everything just at physical level. And when we obviously fail to control everything, our thoughts are crippled or paralyzed by fear.
According to Ayurveda, the root cause of any disease is the imbalance of Tridoshas and Mahagunas which further manifests as an imbalance in our body. There are various reasons for this imbalance, one of which is the incorrect use of intellect. Actions that are motivated by anxiety, gossip, delusions, overthinking, grief and fear are major contributors to disease manifestations.
DO YOU KNOW WHY MOST OF THE PEOPLE SUFFER FROM GUT HEALTH ISSUES TODAY? BECAUSE OUR GUT HEALTH LARGELY DEPENDS ON THE KIND OF EMOTIONS WE GO THROUGH MOST OF THE TIME. IT IS THE GUT WHERE SEROTONIN ( THE HAPPY HORMONE) AND ANXIETY (THE CONSEQUENCE EMOTION OF FEAR) ARE BEING PRODUCED.
Today,if we look back at the life we have been living for decades, we are just not in rhythm with nature. EMOTIONS like stress, depression, anxiety and panic can be commonly seen even in kids. And the simple reason is that we have lost the SATTVA in our life. And to cultivate sattva we must live in synchronicity with nature and the universe. Once we allow and adopt sattva completely, we really don't have to worry about our immunity both physically and mentally.
The spiritual texts have been quoting that humanity is always suffering either of what will happen next or what happened in the past. And all that you are worrying about is not your reality. Simply because you are not rooted in your reality, you are always living in your mind. And this MIND works as a satellite receptor picking up information from all around us, and in this age of technology, a lot of information good or bad is just a tap away. AS WE KNOW THAT WE ARE THE PRODUCT OF OUR THOUGHTS. The very moment this fear of what may happen hits us, we start to live in an illusion, and it then becomes our reality.
“ANY FEAR THAT IS ROOTED IN YOUR MIND HAS THE TENDENCY TO SIT IN THE DEEP DARK CORNER OF YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS FOR MANY LIFETIMES”
So, the question is how to set ourselves free of the dark, cold prison of the misguided mind. Let’s understand:
TO OVERCOME FEAR, WE MUST DO THE THING WE FEAR THE MOST. Do I sound insane? Maybe, but trust me nothing in this world teaches better than experience. One more effective way to overcome fear is to tap into one’s consciousness and the power of supreme. Remember that fear would want you to stay in your comfort zone because it is that dark cloud which when bursts allow warm sunshine to light up the world. AND I KNOW YOU HAVE THE POWER TO DOWNSCALE THESE ECHOES OF FEAR. So, today I hope you take a step towards saying a prayer with love, lightness, joy and ease. I strongly believe in you. I really hope you do, too.
LOVE AND LIGHT
Author: Charu Rajpal | Publisher: Kosha Life
So beautifully written and explained 👏🏻👏🏻..i have been waiting for your next blogs
I completely agree with the statement.
Fear is a paradox.
Sometimes it helps us to take big steps and counter worries but this time it is responsible for our mental health and irreplaceable losses.
Charu ji , you have described it perfectly.
Your message completely got conveyed.
Very true.. We are the only one who can stop ourselves from doing something because of fear, like fear of failure etc.. which we need to overcome to move forward and succeed… your thoughts can help many to overcome fear and do some wonders.. keep going.👍
I have experienced the same Charu and thankfully you were there to make me realise….I can’t thank you enough for seeing things which I couldn’t see in myself..things have improved in mind and I started gaining my own trust hence my body got in sync…
Wowwwwww mam…..you are a true charmer….i get to learn alot even from your blogs🥰🥰