How your fear of suffering limits your possibilities? (Thoughts by Sadhguru)

How your fear of suffering limits your possibilities? (Thoughts by Sadhguru)

Most of us think that we are human, what can we do? Whatever we want to do, we stop before doing it with this thought that “we are human, we can’t do anything”. The fear of what kind of misery we will get if we do is called fear of suffering. Because of the fear of suffering we do not recognize what we have the capacity to do. It sets some boundaries for us, and we are not able to cross them. Here we are sharing the important answers given by Sadhguru that will tell you how your fear of suffering limits your possibilities? In addition, we have collected 21 learning thoughts from these lessons that will help you to understand the fear of suffering very well.

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How Your Fear Of Suffering Limits Your Possibilities? (Answered by Sadhguru)

If you try to control the variety of situations that may pop up in your face tomorrow morning, you will become a very limited life. You would step out into the world and do whatever needs to be done only if you have assurance – no matter what you walk into, you will not lose yourself. You need to walk full stride, otherwise, you’ll only be half a step. Most human beings are half steps because of the fear of suffering, “If this happens, what’ll happen to me? That happens, what’ll happen to me?”.

If you are well-managed within yourself – you know how to manage your thought, your emotion, your body, your chemistry, your energy, if you know how to manage all this – what does it matter if you walk into hell? If you are well-managed if you are heaven within you, what does it matter where you go? Hell also will be an interesting place to go. But if you are ill-managed, then if you want to be in a nice place all the time, you will not step out into anything.

This is against nature because, in nature, every life is aspiring to be as much as it can be. Every life is naturally aspiring – this is not a philosophy, this is not an ideology that you must do this or that. It is natural and intrinsic for every life that it will do as much as it can. From an earthworm, from a worm to an insect to a bird to an animal to a tree, every one of them is trying to be full-fledged life. If you go against this, simply because of the fear of suffering, then all possibilities of exploring the nature of being human, the tremendous immensity of being human is just lost upon humanity.

Today you will see this everywhere, when people say, “I am only human”, they are talking about the limitations of being human, they are not talking about the possibilities of being human. If we are the most intelligent species on the planet if we are the most capable species on the planet, should we be talking about our possibilities or should we be talking about our limitations? Whenever anybody writes or says, “Oh, we are human”, they are always referring to their limitations, never to the possibilities of being human.

This is the most fundamental things have not been taught in our education systems – how to handle your thought and your emotion. Your psychological drama has gone out of control. If it was a well-directed drama, you would take it to the conclusion that you want. Because it’s a badly directed drama, anybody can take charge of it. Who is the director of your psychological drama? Anybody can make it into a tragedy.

The reason why people have not even learned to manage their thought and emotion… By the time you’re ten, you should have learned it. At sixty, people still don’t know how to manage their thought and emotion. They’re standing up like ghosts in their life. They don’t need anybody’s help, they can go on endlessly creating suffering for themselves.

You have normal hands and you do not know how to use them, If you have a normal process of mental faculty and you do not know how to use it, what would you call yourself? If you don’t have a normal hand, then you can’t use it, that’s different, we will look at you compassionately. But you have a normal hand and you don’t know how to use it – whatever word you used to call yourself? The same thing goes if you don’t know how to use your thought and emotion towards your well-being. Because ill-managed, the fundamentals of life are not grasped.

“What is the nature of my existence?” if you don’t know this, how do you manage your life? If you grasp the nature of something, then you learn to manage it. If you don’t even see what it is, how to manage it? There is no way to manage it.

So the first and foremost thing that’s why is called realization. Realization means… you simply saw what is already there. You did not invent anything. You did not climb the top of a mountain. You’re beginning to see everything just the way it is. But that has become such a rarity, that it is being hugely valued. I only know myself – from its origin to its ultimate”. Because such is the nature of human experience, you know everything through it.

21 Thoughts by Sadhguru to Understand Fear of Suffering

“If you try to control the variety of situations that may pop up in your face tomorrow morning, you will become a very limited life.”

― Sadhguru

“You would step out into the world and do whatever that needs to be done only if you have an assurance – no matter what you walk into, you will not lose yourself.”

― Sadhguru

“Most human beings are half steps because of the fear of suffering, “If this happens, what’ll happen to me? That happens, what’ll happen to me?”.”

― Sadhguru

“If you are well-managed if you are heaven within you, what does it matter where you go? Hell also will be an interesting place to go.”

― Sadhguru

“If you are ill-managed, then if you want to be in a nice place all the time, you will not step out into anything.”

― Sadhguru

“In nature, every life is aspiring to be as much as it can be.”

― Sadhguru

“Every life is naturally aspiring. It is natural and intrinsic for every life that it will do as much as it can.”

― Sadhguru

“From an earthworm, from a worm to an insect to a bird to an animal to a tree, every one of them is trying to be full-fledged life.”

― Sadhguru

Every life is naturally aspiring. If you go against this, because of the fear of suffering, then all possibilities of exploring the nature of being human will just be lost upon humanity.”

― Sadhguru

“When people say, “I am only human”, they are talking about the limitations of being human, they are not talking about the possibilities of being human.”

― Sadhguru

“If we are the most intelligent species and capable species on the planet, should we be talking about our possibilities or should we be talking about our limitations?”

― Sadhguru

“Whenever anybody writes or says, “Oh, we are human”, they are always referring to their limitations, never to the possibilities of being human.”

― Sadhguru

“The most fundamental things of being human have not been taught in our education systems – how to handle your thought and your emotion.”

― Sadhguru

“By the time you’re ten, you should have learnt to manage your thought and emotion.”

― Sadhguru

“At the age sixty, people still don’t know how to manage their thought and emotion. They’re standing up like ghosts in their life. They don’t need anybody’s help, they can go on endlessly creating suffering for themselves.”

― Sadhguru

“You don’t know how to use your thought and emotion towards your well-being, because of you are ill-managed, the fundamentals of life are not grasped.”

― Sadhguru

“What is the nature of my existence?” if you don’t know this, how do you manage your life?”

― Sadhguru

“If you grasp the nature of your existence, then you can learn to manage your life.”

― Sadhguru

“Realization means – you simply saw what is already there. You did not invent anything. You’re beginning to see everything just the way it is.”

― Sadhguru

“Realization that has become such a rarity, that it is being hugely valued.”

― Sadhguru

“I only know myself – from its origin to its ultimate”. Because such is the nature of human experience, you can know everything through yourself.”

― Sadhguru

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