Updated: Jan 31, 2021
Sat gives a student practical advice on how to handle having a lot of fear.
Student: I have a lot of fears. What do I do with them?
Sat: Had fear conquered you, you would not have done so many things that are to your benefit right now. So fear exists, but you do not let it overcome you; I did not let it overcome Me either. What does that mean? It means whether you are afraid or not, you come to the meetings; whether you are afraid or not, you know that these teachings are beneficial for you; whether you are afraid or not, you look for a job; whether you are afraid or not, you wake up every day. Fear is a minor feeling, unless it is given a lot of attention, in which case it appears to be major. Your current situation will gradually go away; it will not persist. When facing your fears, show courage; despite being afraid of doing something, do it anyway!
Another thing you can do is to practice the "Are You with Me?" Meditation all the time - so that you have peace and you can do the Stop Meditation when you face your fear (and not go with your fear). Anytime a fearful thought from the past or the future comes to you, stand your ground … do not move! Going with the thoughts is just like sitting and crying anytime there is a cloud in the sky; it is the nature of the sky that clouds form whenever there is a lot of moisture in the air. Become familiar with the nature of your fears, so that they go away. Fear is one of the (Four) Brothers and everyone has it; if anybody says that they don’t, they are lying; but the important thing is what we do with it. Be patient, do your practices and go forward in life with joy until the fear dissipates over time.
-From a Phone Conversation with Atlanta, June 17, 2013.