Fear And Fearfulness

Normal fear is alerted when anything in the present moment is seen as a danger or precarious, which might be a physical or mental situation that we have to deal with. This isn’t really fear; it’s being alert, being aware. We are skilful when doing or saying anything.

Fearfulness, on the other hand, is being full of fear, and is a constant state of anxiety, of being a victim. Once we become a victim by some trauma, we can be induced and manipulated into passivity or excitement.

1. A person harmed, injured, or kill
2. A person who is tricked or duped.
3. A person who has come to feel helpless and passive in the face of misfortune or ill-treatment.

There are ‘influencers’ in the world. Influence: from Latin influere, ‘to flow’. All forms of media spread exaggeration and distortion about the material world, turning our attention away from consciousness itself: we don’t realise the influence this turmoil of hope and fear is having on our mental state.

When saying,
“Do not take my word for it”,
the Buddha implied, upon entering a sacred place,
don’t leave your brains at the door!







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  1. Mark says:

    What a perfect description of the times we are living in Tony. We’re all being manipulated through athe biggest fear campaign of all time… and surprise surprise we’ve now willingly given up our freedoms- not just until the end of the Coronavirus pandemic but until 2022 and no doubt way beyond that… hope you’re keeping well x

    • tony says:

      Hello Mark,
      Demons takes advantage of situation, in all sorts of guises, creating all sorts of consequences.

      We are well thanks.

  2. Ben Naga says:

    Reblogged this on Ben Naga and commented:
    Just saying …

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