How do you tell the difference between fear and intuition ?
I’ve been feeling extremely anxious (more than normal). I try to resist negative thoughts, but they keep coming up. How do I handle this? Somehow, I can’t shake off this anxious feeling of something bad might happen. Also, intuition and fear are 2 different qualities, How can one tell the difference?
Intuition is the product of a calm and relaxed mind. Fear is the product of an agitated mind. The difference is apparent. There is no room for confusion there.
At the same time, the intuition of some unpleasant event can lead to fear and then the same calm mind that was intuitive moments ago can become agitated. In this scenario too, when the intuition arose, at first, the mind was calm, otherwise intuition would not arise.
It’s not tough to distinguish between the 2 scenarios.
How to deal with fear?
Whenever agitation arises, take a step away from your own mind and watch. Just keep observing. It doesn’t matter if it borne out of an intuition or fear. It is all ‘thought’.
Surrender every thought and just BE! Practice non-reaction and simply witness the body/mind. That is “Sakshi Bhaav”.
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