Going Into Fear
Whenever there is fear, never try to escape from it In fact, take hints from fear. Those are the directions in which you need to travel. Fear is simply a challenge. It calls you: "Come!"
Whenever something is really good, it is also scary, because it brings you some insights. It forces you toward certain changes. It brings you to a brink from where, if you go back, you will never forgive yourself. You will always remember yourself as a coward. If you go ahead, it is dangerous. That's what is scary. Whenever there is some fear, always remember not to go back, because that is not the way to solve it. Go into it. If you are afraid of the dark night, go into the dark night because that is the only way to overcome it. That is the only way to transcend the fear. Go into the night; there is nothing more important than that. Wait, sit there alone, and let the night work. If you fear, tremble. Let the trembling be there, but tell the night, "Do whatever you want to do. I am here." After a few minutes you will see that everything has settled. The darkness is no longer dark, it has come to be luminous. You will enjoy it. You can touch it the velvety silence, the vastness, the music. You will be able to enjoy it, and you will say, "How foolish I was to be afraid of such a beautiful experience!"
About Osho, the author:
- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Fair Winds Press (January 1, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1931412901
- ISBN-13: 978-1931412902
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces