This is a talk about fear and fear based teaching.
Any teacher that offers fear should be watched very closely. There is nothing to fear. You cannot kill god. The death of bird, the Exxon spill, 911, tsunami’s and hurricanes, all of it can’t kill god. We may not understand it, but it is OK. Even the extinction of the human race can’t kill god.
If we can learn to identify with god-consciousness, we will see that we are a part of the whole. That realization allows us to not fear things. We are temporary, but we are part of the infinite. All things in the infinite will change, but the infinite itself is timeless.
The idea that we need to save the planet is quite funny. What we really feel is the need to save ourselves. When we set up the idea that we need protection, we introduce the birth of fear.
The planet will be just fine whether we litter a five feet deep layer on it, or blow craters the size of Texas in the side of it. It will be fine. It’s us who feel we need the protecting. Wild life extincts itself and yet new species are born. Change is constant. I’m not at all saying we should try to extinct things, but as we do, we don’t kill god.
Leave a plot of earth barren or in any horribly assaulted condition and eventually life will come back to it. We’re getting better at making it barren for longer periods of time, but we still can’t stop life. Life wants to come forth. And so it will. There is nothing to fear.
Fear based teachings aren’t helpful. We need to learn to grow past fear. “Bad” actions, like mistakes and killing things come from a fear based mind. If we open to a fearless state of mind, we will make better choices. Not a reckless state of mind, but a truly fearless one.
There has always been catastrophic things to fear. War, famine, sickness, nuclear attacks, etc. Our current struggles are nothing new. They won’t end until we evolve past the idea of fear.
We all die, and need to learn not to fear that. But we most importantly need to learn to live. The illusion is that we’re not OK. This world is perfect as it is. This moment never has anything wrong with it.
Referenced: Tao Te Ching #46