Primal fear of death
As seems quite common in this process, a primal fear of death has come up for me for a while now. It was very strong for some months up to about a year ago, and now comes up a little less intensely.
What is is about?
Its about the death of who I take myself to be, and this takes two forms: (a) The death of identification with images and ideas about who I am a human being etc. (b) The physical death of this body. And the latter is of course really about the former. If I take myself to be this body, then the death of this body is perceived as the death of me. Its all about identification and beliefs.
The invitation here is for two things:
(a) Open to the fear and the impulse to recoil from it. Take it as an inquiry and notice what happens when I recoil from it, and what happens when I open... [via Mystery Of Existence]