Thursday, October 9, 2008


Perhaps it is time to talk about fear.

If you break it down fear is the process of not getting what you want and if you parse fear you come up with all sorts of reasons to panic, to attempt to control the situation, to escape from the seemingly inevitable, to get out with what you can and hide until it seems safe.

Yep…that’s panic all right.

There are many causes of today’s economic fear. One of them is greed, both corporate and individual. Greed is the omnipresent addiction of constantly wanting more even though the more means less for another or others. It’s a self-safe or selfish comfort zone that embraces the “I have mine attitude” and more wouldn’t hurt.

Fear will always seep from the hollows and shadows of our mind because we forget that abundance is our natural state. We co-create our existence and conditions of life. We participate in the creation in order to experience and grow spiritually in the awareness of choice and subsequent consequence.

I have come to believe that once we acknowledge the genesis of fear, and trace it honestly to our egos, and see it for what it is, it will dissipate and no longer instigate negative action.

When fear does not exist, sacred and unconditional trust emerges. Trust is the logical and natural exchange between people. It is what we want from others and what we would like to give, if we could let go of fear.

We are all in this thing called life together and for a very short time. Growth and success is not singular, it is collective. There is liquidity in our hearts and in the markets, in our hopes and wishes and in the banks, in our essence and in mercantile exchange, but without trust the ego releases the dragon of fear; panic transcends reason, greed precipitates volatile action and we all get hurt.

It is time to trust again and see the exponential results of peace, calm and economic grace.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Amen. Thank you.

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