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ConqueringFear,Anxiety,andWorry
ExcerptsfromthewritingsofParamahansaYogananda
Meeteverybodyandeverycircumstanceonthebattlefieldoflifewiththecourageofaheroandthesmileofa
conqueror.

YouareachildofGod.Whathaveyoutofear?

Fearoffailureorsicknessiscultivatedbyturningoversuchthoughtsintheconsciousminduntiltheybecome
rootedinthesubconsciousandfinallyinthesuperconscious.Thenthesuperconsciouslyandsubconsciouslyrooted
fearbeginstogerminateandfilltheconsciousmindwithfearplantsthatarenotsoeasytodestroyastheoriginal
thoughtwouldhavebeen,andtheseeventuallybeartheirpoisonous,deathdealingfruits....
Uprootthemfromwithinbyforcefulconcentrationuponcourage,andbyshiftingyourconsciousnesstothe
absolutepeaceofGodwithin.

Whateveritisthatyoufear,takeyourmindawayfromitandleaveittoGod.HavefaithinHim.Muchsufferingis
duesimplytoworry.Whysuffernowwhenthemaladyhasnotyetcome?Sincemostofourillscomethroughfear,
ifyougiveupfearyouwillbefreeatonce.Thehealingwillbeinstant.Everynight,beforeyousleep,affirm:The
HeavenlyFatheriswithmeIamprotected.MentallysurroundyourselfwithSpirit....YouwillfeelHiswonderful
protection.

WhentheconsciousnessiskeptonGod,youwillhavenofearseveryobstaclewillthenbeovercomebycourage
andfaith.

Fearcomesfromtheheart.Ifeveryoufeelovercomebydreadofsomeillnessoraccident,youshouldinhaleand
exhaledeeply,slowly,andrhythmicallyseveraltimes,relaxingwitheachexhalation.Thishelpsthecirculationto
becomenormal.Ifyourheartistrulyquietyoucannotfeelfearatall.

Techniqueforrelaxingthebody
Tensewithwill:Bycommandofwill,directthelifeenergy(throughtheprocessoftension)tofloodthebodyorany
bodypart.Feeltheenergyvibratingthere,energizingandrevitalizing.Relaxandfeel:Relaxthetension,andfeel
thesoothingtingleofnewlifeandvitalityintherechargedarea.Feelthatyouarenotthebodyyouarethatlife
whichsustainsthebody.Feelthepeace,thefreedom,theincreasedawarenessthatcomeswiththecalmness
producedbythepracticeofthistechnique.

Manypeoplecometometotalkabouttheirworries.Iurgethemtositquietly,meditate,andprayandafter
feelingcalmnesswithin,tothinkofthealternatewaysbywhichtheproblemcanbesolvedoreliminated.Whenthe
mindiscalminGod,whenthefaithisstronginGod,theyfindasolutiontotheirproblem.Merelyignoringproblems
wontsolvethem,butneitherwillworryingaboutthem.Meditateuntilyoubecomecalmthenputyourmindon
yourproblemandpraydeeplyforGodshelp.Concentrateontheproblemandyouwillfindasolutionwithoutgoing
throughtheterriblestrainofworry....
Remember,greaterthanamillionreasoningsofthemindistositandmeditateuponGoduntilyoufeelcalmness
within.ThensaytotheLord,Icantsolvemyproblemalone,evenifIthoughtazilliondifferentthoughtsbutI
cansolveitbyplacingitinYourhands,askingfirstforYourguidance,andthenfollowingthroughbythinkingout
thevariousanglesforapossiblesolution.Goddoeshelpthosewhohelpthemselves.Whenyourmindiscalmand
filledwithfaithafterprayingtoGodinmeditation,youareabletoseevariousanswerstoyourproblemsand
becauseyourmindiscalm,youarecapableofpickingoutthebestsolution.Followthatsolution,andyouwillmeet
withsuccess.Thisisapplyingthescienceofreligioninyourdailylife.

Nomatterhowbusyweare,weshouldnotforgetnowandthentofreeourmindscompletelyfromworriesandall
duties....Trytoremainforoneminuteatatimewithoutthinkingnegatively,fixingthemindonthepeacewithin,
especiallyifworried.Thentrytoremainforseveralminuteswithaquietmind.Followingthat,thinkofsomehappy
incidentdwellonitandvisualizeitmentallygothroughsomepleasantexperienceoverandoveragainuntilyou
haveforgottenyourworriesentirely.

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ConqueringFear,Anxiety,andWorry
Realizationthatallpowertothink,speak,feel,andactcomesfromGod,andthatHeiseverwithus,inspiringand
guidingus,bringsaninstantfreedomfromnervousness.Flashesofdivinejoywillcomewiththisrealization
sometimesadeepilluminationwillpervadeonesbeing,banishingtheveryconceptoffear.Likeanocean,the
powerofGodsweepsin,surgingthroughtheheartinacleansingflood,removingallobstructionsofdelusivedoubt,
nervousness,andfear.Thedelusionofmatter,theconsciousnessofbeingonlyamortalbody,isovercomeby
contactingthesweetserenityofSpirit,attainablebydailymeditation.Thenyouknowthatthebodyisalittle
bubbleofenergyinHiscosmicsea.

MakeasupremeefforttogettoGod.Iamspeakingpracticaltruthtoyou,practicalsenseandgivingyoua
philosophythatwilltakeawayallofyourconsciousnessofhurt.Beafraidofnothing....Meditatedeeplyand
faithfully,andonedayyouwillwakeupinecstasywithGodandseehowfoolishitisthatpeoplethinktheyare
suffering.YouandIandtheyareallpureSpirit.

Affirmation
Affirmationtheoryandinstructions

Irelaxandcastasideallmentalburdens,allowingGodtoexpressthroughmeHisperfectlove,
peace,andwisdom.

OOmnipresentProtector!whencloudsofwarsendrainsofgasandfire,beThoumybombshelter.

Inlifeanddeath,indisease,famine,pestilence,orpovertymayIeverclingtoThee.
HelpmetorealizeIamimmortalSpirit,untouchedbythechangesofchildhood,youth,
age,andworldupheavals.

FurtherExploration

LivingFearlesslybyParamahansaYogananda
ProbingtheCoreofNervousness,JourneytoSelfrealizationbyParamahansaYogananda
InnerPeace:HowtoBeCalmlyActiveAndActivelyCalmbyParamahansaYogananda
TheViewoftheWiseTowardLifesExperiences,OnlyLovebySriDayaMata
TakeYourTroublestoGod,OnlyLovebySriDayaMata
EliminatingtheStaticofFearFromtheMindRadio,MansEternalQuestbyParamahansaYogananda
Nervousness:CauseandCure,MansEternalQuestbyParamahansaYogananda

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