Virtually everybody is plagued by fear to some extent. Some forms of fear can be healthy but other types are hugely detrimental to our lives and the process of becoming all that we can be. I’m sure I could list dozens of common fears but a few that immediately come to mind include:
- Fear of intimacy
- Fear of failure (or success)
- Fear of what others think about us
- Fear of the unknown
- Fear of loneliness
- Fear of death.
The list is almost endless, plus of course, you have various phobias that many people experience such as spiders, heights, public speaking, closed spaces etc. I’ve heard it said that humans are basically monkeys with anxiety!
Whether we like it or not, fear plays a huge, and usually very controlling, role in our lives.
Ayahuasca is not a magic pill for overcoming all our fears but it can certainly help to ease them and make them less of an obstacle. People who suffer from anxiety often see huge reductions in the amount of anxiety they feel after drinking ayahuasca.
At its root, virtually all fear is ultimately fear of the unknown. We never fear what we know and understand intimately. Drinking ayahuasca is basically plunging deep into the unknown and it helps you befriend and feel comfortable with the unknown.