Things overwhelm us and bring us to despair and fear when we have lost the nurturing power. Without the power that gives selflessly, we cannot counterbalance things, let alone use them for our development.
In the beginning, the selfless nurturing force from which we drew was the earth. Mother Nature. She was always there for people and no one had to feel lost, alone and helpless in the world of things. This eternal nurturing force is still there, only we have turned away from her and replaced her. We have replaced it with corporations, banks, people – and other things. But these substitute forces do not nourish selflessly, nor do they nourish persistently and eternally. If this one of these forces we rely on is lost, then we are also lost in our existence. We become helpless and desperate. The world collapses upon us viciously and we want to lie down on the ground, curl up and wish for nothing more than to be allowed to rest again in the bosom of our mother.
It is important, in order to be able to face the material world and its many, many things without fear, clearly and with focus, that we are allowed to make use of a permanently selfless nourishing force. There is only one and it must be rediscovered.
So if we get into chaos and despair, we should look for the nurturing force on which we had mistakenly leaned and which must have left us shortly before the onset of despair. Maybe it was a person, maybe it was a house, a home, a bank loan, a smartphone, or perhaps firmly held and unchanging views… They are all ephemeral because themselves a part of the material – the ephemeral – world. They nourish only seemingly selflessly and without end….