The Tool of Fear

Live in fear and everything that occurs in life will be from the mind, not love. All reactions come from within so nothing creates fear but fear itself, which is just a tool that’s developed.

Our reaction to life can only be aligned with the tools that are developed. If one develops the tool of fear this is what the mind will use when certain conditions occur. Whatever we are fearful of it is only a made up story. When its learned to develop how to use tools of love, fear will not occur. Fear is a judgment that controls and without judgment there will be freedom to live life as intended, from the love in our heart. 

Nothing is internally of fear unless it is given the energy needed to allow it to be so. This is not a judgement, this is truth. Be with what is and you will be with life. Or live in fear and everything that occurs in life will be mind based, not love based. All reactions come from within ourselves, so nothing creates fear but fear itself which is from within. When you can allow life to be as it is and not get caught up in the conditioning, life will be welcomed with all it has to offer because you will understand it isn’t personal, its just life. These tools developed are tools of love and life can only be reacted to with the tools that are developed, so develop ones that allow for life to be lived to the fullest.

Michael Cupo
I grew up in Newark, New Jersey, one of six children. I have been married for 25 years. I own a home, and I have two children. I have been at the same job for 28 years. I am the happiest I have ever been and it is all because of the Love that has always been in my life. I attribute all that has happened to me to that Love. None of what has transpired in the last five years of my life has anything to do with any accomplishments on my part. There was always a lot of love in our home as I grew up, but for reasons unknown to me at the time I was always in trouble. I was at the top of my brother-in-law’s “Who My Sister Shouldn’t Marry” list. I drank alcoholically, gambled, abused drugs and painkillers. I bounced from relationship to relationship. Even after I stopped abusing alcohol and drugs in 1987, my so-called outer troubles stopped, but my self-centered behavior never changed. All I did was substitute one compulsion for another. Although my addiction became more respectable—taking the form of material possessions—I was still trapped, migrating restlessly from one obsession to another. I went to Twelve Step meetings, derived some benefit from them, and then fell away. My loved ones got me into de-tox and rehab programs. But once I was released, the cycle of insatiable craving started all over again. This cycle seemed to work for me . . . until it didn’t. And then my life changed — not instantly or magically, but profoundly. I share this change in It’s Monday Only in Your Mind: You Are Not Your Thoughts. I discovered that I wasn’t dependent upon a substance or activity, but ruled by my ego. My need to reach outside myself for fulfillment was created by a false perception of deficiency. If this sense of lack didn’t exist in me, there wouldn’t have been a need to reach and grasp. My credentials for writing this book are simply that I live this change each day. My view of life is so different from the way it used to be. Through the practice outlined in my book, I have learned to quiet my mind enough to allow my heart to open. The quieter my mind becomes, the more Love becomes the default setting of my life. This is truly a modern-day miracle, a miracle that can happen to anyone who has the urge to change.
Michael Cupo

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