HOW TO BE FREE FROM DESIRE AND FEAR - PART 18
With the knowledge of the True Self or Self-Realization, all desires and fears drop away. Who would desire? Who would fear? For the seeker, still lost in the dream of self-identity, desires and fears are like constant waves in the ocean, providing a stream of experiences - good and bad. The series will share pointers on how to observe these desires and fears as they arise, how to rest in your own nature, and thereby break the hypnotic spell of self-identification.
It is because the "I am" [and all associated desires and fears] is false that it wants to continue. Reality need not continue - knowing itself indestructible, it is indifferent to forms and expressions. To strengthen and stabilize the "I am", we do all sorts of things - all in vain, for the "I am" is being rebuilt from moment to moment. It is unceasing work, and the only radical solution is to dissolve the separative sense of "I am such and such person" once and for good. Being remains, but not self- being.
– Nisargadatta Maharaj
Remember, to know Yourself, return to the silence before words.