There was once a town where the thing everyone feared the most was getting lost at night in the “Cave of Fear”. No one had ever returned from there, and whenever anyone got lost a nd ended up there, the last that was heard was a great cry of terror, followed by a few enormous roar of laughter. The townsfolk lived in terror that one day, the monster would leave the cave. So they regularly left gifts and food at the mouth of the cave, and these always soon disappeared. One day, a young man named Abu came to town, and, as he heard about the situation with the cave, he thought that it was unfair. So he decided to enter the cave and confront the monster. Anu, The young man asked for some help, but everyone was so afraid that not a single person approached the mouth of the cave with him. He went inside, finding his way with a torch, and calling out to the monster, wanting to talk with it and discuss the situation. At first, the monster had a good long laugh, and Abu followed the sound of the monster’s voice. But then the monster went quiet, and the young man had to carry on, not knowing in which direction to go. One reason people don’t dare to try is fear – of the unknown, of failure, of success, of exposure, of being alone, of not being good enough. The problem with fear is that we live in a world where it’s hard to avoid it. The news and radio stations run their broadcasts and sell stories through a fear-based belief. There are a lot of bypass we would have need for, the moment we get rid of our ‘fear of others.’ We have to realise the importance of consciously questioning our perspective on circumstances. We need to ask ourselves; How much fear is present in my life right now? Am i just pretending to be happy in a tiny box of limiting beliefs? Is this view empowering? Does it really belong to us, or is it someone else’s belief – which we got exposed to and adopted? As our own? Is it in alignment with our own true self, or are we just following the crowd? We get boxed in from living our most authentic self by fear that doesn’t even belong to us. We get pushed to accept a world that’s full of false perceptions and definitions. When we embrace our fears and focus on what we want to achieve, we swiftly experience happiness and fulfillment. The universe has aligned everything to support our expectations, so we are in charge of our fate. We no longer have to rely on a broken system that has robbed us of our power. We have to acquire new beliefs which allow us to feel excited about life’s change and take risks. We can design our own system and live the life we ourselves create. All we have to do is be open to wider options and possibilities, and relatively think outside the box. When we adopt this perspective and let go of the idea that we are nothing less than a powerful creator, our lives would change in miraculous ways. As we uncover more about how reality functions, we can appreciate better the context of our experiences. This doesn’t mean that we won’t face challenges in life, or that we won’t feel physical and emotionall pain.
The emotions we feel in life come from what we believe to be true, so we need to honestly examine each belief. We find it easier to apply a negative label to an experience but, the words we use to describe our experience are of crucial importance. We must change our obsolete pattern of thinking to empowering, conscious thoughts else we inherit severe punishments. Finally, Abu arrived at a huge, dark space. At the bottom of this space or cavern, he thought he could make out the figure of the monster, and as he approached it, he felt that something hit him hard on his back. This pushed him forward towards a hole in the rock. He couldn’t avoid it, and fell through. Believing that he was about to die, he let out one last cry. Then he heard the great roar of laughter again “Darn it, I think the monster has swallowed me,” he said, whilst falling. However, as he fell, he heard music, and voices. They got clearer, and when he made a soft landing at the bottom, he heard a group of people shout: – “Surprise!” Hardly believing it, he found himself right in the middle of a big party. The party-goers were all those people who had never returned to the town. They explained to him that this place had been the idea of an old ruler of the town. That ruler had tried to accomplish great things, but was always held back by the fears of the people around him. So the ruler invented the story of the monster to demonstrate to people how such an attitude was so limiting. So the young man Abu, stayed there, enjoying the party and the company of all those who had dared to approach the cave. And what about the town? In the town, they still believe that to enter the Cave of Fear is the worst of all punishments… “If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.” ~ Thomas Edison Innocent USAR Founder, InnocentMINDS Creator, The Epic Outcomes Matrix