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Translated teachings of Master Patana

Fearing the unknown.

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All right, stop your whining. You’re terrified of the unknown? Well, who isn’t? But let’s get something straight: that fear is as useful as a chocolate teapot. It’s nothing but a parasite, sucking the life out of you. And it’s about time you kicked it to the curb. Let’s dissect this fear and expose it for what it really is – your ego throwing a hissy fit.

You, like every other human, prefer the warm, comfy, and predictable. We’re creatures of habit. We love safety, comfort, and predictability. But here’s the kicker: when we stick to our comfy, predictable little bubbles, we’re essentially wearing blinders. We’re ignoring the vast, exciting, unpredictable world that’s out there, waiting for us.

Let’s break it down: your fear of the unknown is your ego playing tricks on you. Your ego is a chicken. It prefers the safety of its bubble, where it can avoid surprises and challenges. It picks the comfort of the familiar over the excitement of the unexpected.

But here’s the thing: the real magic of life, its spice, its flavour, exists outside this bubble. It’s in the places you haven’t explored yet, the unexpected twists and turns, the surprises that catch you off guard. Yeah, it’s uncomfortable. It’s not all sunshine and rainbows. But it’s in this discomfort that you truly come alive.

So, how do you shut up your ego and face this fear? How do you embrace the uncertainty? The answer is as simple as it is difficult: you need to live in the present. Not in the graveyard of your past, filled with regrets and what-ifs. Not in the fantasy land of your future, full of could-bes and might-bes. But in the here and now, the only moment you truly own.

Picture this: you’re standing at the edge of a dark, dense forest – the Unknown. You’re scared of getting lost, of facing unknown dangers. But guess what? You need to step into that forest. You need to explore it, to get lost and find your way again. That’s how you understand what being alive really means.

It’s your call. You can keep living in your cosy, predictable, fear-driven life, or you can step into the forest. You can let your ego keep you shackled, or you can confront the unknown with bravery. You can let fear rule your life, or you can grab the reins and steer your life where you want it to go.

Let’s not mince words: fear of the unknown is a universal experience. We’re all blundering along, figuring things out as we go. Life doesn’t come with a guidebook or a roadmap. We’re all on a journey of discovery, making blunders and learning from them. So get over your fear, step into the forest, and savour the chaotic beauty of life.

Keep this in mind: your fear of the unknown isn’t some monstrous beast. It’s just a shadow, a product of your imagination. And like all illusions, it evaporates when faced with the light of courage and acceptance.

So, go on. Brave the forest. Relish the thrill of uncertainty. Embrace the unpredictability. Trust me, the view from the edge of the unknown is worth it. Don’t let fear manipulate your life. You’re the one in control here, so act like it.

Life is a wild, unpredictable ride, filled with uncertainties, surprises, and twists. That’s not a bug; it’s a feature. It’s what makes life an adventure, a journey worth embarking on. So get off your butt, face the unknown, and step into the forest. There’s a whole world out there, waiting for you. And trust me, it’s far more exciting than your comfort zone. So get out there and live it.

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