I thank Tara Brach for her beautiful and insightful wisdom in a video titled “Freedom from Fear-Based Beliefs” and making the video available on YouTube so I can listen to it whenever I need it.
Tara in the video reminds me to really look and observe at “what am I feeling/believing,” “who I would be with or without certain beliefs,””who I really am” and “who I’m trying to be or who I think I should be.” Also I am glad to be reminded about human conditioning as followed:
1. Negativity-Bias: Human nature to focus on what went wrong and what will (or can possibly) go wrong.
2. Sorting for difference: Focusing on the difference(s) instead of common grounds.
3. Genetic conditioning on how we respond to anxiety.
4. Cultural conditioning
At 21:45 (minutes into the video), Tara shared what Gandhi said (or essentially Karma) as followed:
“Beliefs create your Thoughts.
Thoughts create your Actions.
Actions create your Character.
Character create your Destiny”
What Ghadhi said reminds me 1) of how one single belief (if strong enough) can go as far as creating one’s destiny and 2) to be careful with what I believe in.
May all beings be free from the prison of our own fears, fear-based beliefs and fear-thinking.
May be beings be free from suffering.
May all being be able to develop love and compassion for oneself and others.
May all beings be happy.