She was scared.

Needless to say, she wasn’t here. She dwelled in her imaginary fear, projecting an assumed situation in some assumed time, which wasn’t here.

‘The fear isn’t here’- I tried to inject some logic into her.

‘But it’s a possibility; very much possible’- She retorted, justifying her fear.

‘This is a pit dug long ago your mind fell into, wandering stray without a purpose. You do not know what is going to happen after a minute nor do you know what you are going to think in any assumed time, we call future, which is nothing but projection of the dead time. Why do you want to live a thought? Why not live here in real time, call it ‘notime’? Why not live here in a space-time continuum in continuity? Why not live out the situation we are in, right here? Here is no fear.’- I continued with my logic, which was more of metaphysical nature.

‘I can’t. The thought isn’t leaving me. I tried.’- She conceded her helplessness.

‘Or is it that you are not leaving the thought, stuck deep in that circuit you fell accidentally or by way of association?’

She did not respond.

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Why can’t you gather yourself in the very act you are engaged in’- I asked.

She kept mum- lost and concerned.

‘What are you doing now?’- I asked, watching her perform the act she was engaged in performing passively, pursuing my line of logic.

‘I am making ginger tea for us. Can’t you see?’- She said as if protesting.

‘I do see’- I said curbing my desire to laugh. ‘But can you see?’

‘Of course.’- She said a little vehemently, letting her frustration manifest.

‘Do you sense any fear in making of tea?’- I asked, unperturbed by her vehemence, but decided to not to wait for her response. She too decided to hear me out- ‘Here is no fear in the act of making tea. Actually fears dwelling place is ‘there’, which is not ‘here’. Actually, here is no fear even if your mind’s imaginary situation arrives here. Let’s take an extreme example, though the most common. People are scared of death, essentially, of their own or their near and dear one’s; imagined death in an assumed time. But when they confront death in ‘real time’, they deal with it. They don’t get half paralyzed. We may feel sad. We may be in pain. But we, more or less, accept. We are not afraid of death when it’s here. Fear is nothing but fear of fear, a projection of fear. It has no locus standi in the realm of ‘here.’

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Fear- By Rachel Elaine

She kept mum, but looked a little less scared. I continued.

‘Be in the making of your ginger tea. The making contains of several parts in space and in time. Watch yourself performing those acts, from one act to another. In nut shell be from action to action, in continuity and watch yourself performing the very part of the act never assuming the next. While you pour tea in our cups, watch yourself pouring the tea in the cups; Remember, you are pouring and now drinking, so just pour and watch yourself pouring. While you drink you drink, when you drink, not before, not after. HERE is not after or before. HERE is undoing of ‘there’.

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HERE- By Jack Johnson

Now let’s drink tea and watch our selves watching drinking our teas. Let’s live in the momentum of actions rather than thoughts. Here is no fear. Here is life.

 

 

“Life is real only then when I am”- G I Gurdgieff

I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.
Frank Herbert

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