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Elias Capriles – Fear, insecurity and suffering

Fear, insecurity, suffering and refuge

1
We are constantly searching for security because we are fearful.
We are fearful because we search for security
instead of giving ourselves up to the insecurity that life is:
if we gave ourselves up to insecurity we would feel secure,
for we would have no fear of insecurity.
Escaping insecurity, instead, implies and begets fear:
the more we escape, the more we affirm that there is something to fear;
the more we affirm there is something to fear, the more we fear.
Thus, we search for security because we fear
and we fear because we search for security.

2
We fear the terrible sensation that fear is
but the fear of the sensation of fear
begets the sensation of fear that we fear.

3
We try to elude our fear by taking refuge in objects:
friends, lovers, groups, beliefs, identities, position.
Since these objects are breakable and unstable
by taking refuge in them we condemn ourselves to the fear of losing our refuge:
we take refuge because we fear losing the refuge that we take
because we fear losing the refuge that we take because we fear…
da capo sine fine…

4
We fear that others discover our fear
but our fear that our fear may be discovered
is fear that may be discovered by others:
we fear that they may discover the fear that they may discover
the fear that they may discover the fear that…
da capo sine fine…

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