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Fear vs Hope – Part 1

The greatest miracle of the universe is the perfect balance that exists in all life forms, and indeed in inert objects too. This balance in our biological processes is sometimes referred to in eastern cultures as yin and yang. A question that has puzzled me for a long time concerns this balance in our mind, because everywhere I look I see huge fear, and I know that I am not alone.

Step back and take a wider view of natural laws. The greatest miracle of the universe is the perfect balance that exists in all life forms, and indeed in inert objects too. This balance in our biological processes is sometimes referred to in eastern cultures as yin and yang. 

A question that has puzzled me for a long time concerns this balance in our mind, because everywhere I look I see huge fear, and I know that I am not alone. At the moment the overarching news story is the coronavirus influenza outbreak. History tells us that sooner or later this outbreak will die down but we can be sure that some other fear will replace it. 

If fear is the yin then its natural antidote of yang just might be hope. I somehow doubt this because the universal balance between fear and hope is very lopsided. This raises the big question. What emotion other than hope is strong enough to gift us resilience in this titanic struggle for the control of our thoughts?

This post has taken me much longer to prepare than normal because we are living in truly extraordinary times. When I started putting a few thoughts together the virus epidemic seemed less serious than it does now. Since then millions of people have been affected in one way or another. Through illness, loss of jobs, shortage of food and other essentials and in some cases extreme stress. I wish I could change this but I can’t. Any suggestions I make seem trivial in the wider context. I considered not posting this but went ahead because I feel if one person can be helped, even a little, it has been more than worthwhile.

4 Responses to "Fear vs Hope – Part 1"

  1. Gayle  March 19, 2020 at 11:57 pm

    Thanks Stephen for your words.
    The pandemic situation has been causing me to wake in fear and anxiety lately too.
    My higher self knows there is another way to be, but it takes a bit of work to get into okayness.
    I find that the only way for me personally is find my core fear and to face it That’s always fear of death and terminal suffering for myself and my loved-ones.
    There’s no point skirting around it or hiding from it. That is my fear. That is my anxiety. As soon as I face it It starts to ease. I get “Well okay, this is life I’m in right now. This is the miracle of biology. The nature of biology is transient. Always has been. Always will be. How the heck did I become part of it!? I don’t know. But I must Love it because it I,m afraid of it ending. Whatever happens I want it!”
    The next thoughts are, “Well it is going to end. So what are you going to do about it? Well LIVE IT. Today! LIVE IT.”
    Facing the reality of life in the biosphere really helps me. It puts me back into nature. We are all in a life cycle..all creatures are in the same boat. I look at the other creatures and I see that they are not anxious, (unless humans are misusing them).
    I want to be more like them. I want to play, I want my simple role in the group. I want to be of value. Every ant has value. Every bird has its role. Nature can teach us and ground us in fearful times.
    Humanity in general has detached from creation. Thus losing the comfort, the contact with the creator, the messages of humor, comfort, and above all love which are there in sacred abundance
    No wonder society is freaking out. It’s a bratty child screaming for it’s mother after running away for the 50th time in the supermarket.!
    LIFE IS NOT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING. ITS HOW WE LIVE IT!
    We can reconnect with spirit of the creator through the creation. We are part of creation! We are of the same spirit!
    THE SPIRIT IS NOT BIOLOGY…it does not die. It can be be ignored in individual humans. It can grow in others. That’s a personal choice in humans.
    It makes sense to me to nurture our spiritual growth above our biological existence, because that is the part of us that keeps going.
    When I wake in fear, I remind myself of this rational. It works for me.
    I’m going outside now to plant food and graze some immune-building herbs out of the garden..my home.
    I hope for all humans to find comfort and love in these crazy times by facing reality and absorbing the spirit of the creator through the creation.
    That’s the end of a rant!
    Much love, Gayle

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    • Dr. Stephen Simpson  March 20, 2020 at 7:27 am

      Hi Gayle, thanks for your comment. It is not a rant, just true in the moment wisdom. I think you will like Part 2. I’m working on it now and it will be out over the weekend.
      Love and blessings, Steve

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  2. Gayle  March 21, 2020 at 2:14 am

    Thanks Steve.
    I just read my comment again.
    I wish I could practice what I preach in a stronger way! This morning it is taking a while to center my spirit.
    One thing that is giving me a bit of joy at this time is that the planet is getting a break. I can feel it. The air is fresher, the ocean is cleaner, as humanity has been forced to shut down so much industry. I hope we learn from this. It’s just what nature needs. Stop the frenetic flying around the globe, the big ugly cruises, the incredible resource wastage in the name of changing fashion. The hoarding of wealth by a few. Etc etc!
    I hope humanity has the capacity to evolve.
    Looking forward to your next chapter. (I’m glad I found you 🙂

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    • Dr. Stephen Simpson  March 22, 2020 at 3:00 pm

      Hi Gayle, I have had much the same thoughts about Mother Earth. Certainly a lot less pollution now so let us learn this time that there is another way.

      I have just published Part 2.

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