Where Does Conflict Come From?
Where does conflict come from?
Where does fear come from?
Not knowing; only believing.
When we know the nature of reality, rather than merely acquiring an emotional intellectualisation, we find genuine confidence in experience, and that’s when empathy and compassion arise. Negative emotions give way to understanding and wisdom.
Fear is not present until self arrives on the scene. Fear comes when we do not have the complete picture and rely on others’ information. Information only becomes knowledge when we experience that information. Genuine experience creates genuine empathy – the ability to know how others feel, and why. Pure consciousness is the light; fear is the darkness.
The very moment when something is seen, and before any emotion arises, that moment is pure, uncontaminated consciousness, free of assumptions, fear, hope, pride, jealousy …