Student: Why is the world in such a state of fear, and how do I overcome it?
Teacher: Have you noticed what movies or what video games or what news shows are most popular these days – the more they scare people, the more they sell. Fear is a hot commodity right now.
Student: How do I stop myself from getting caught up in that?
Teacher: You must be willing to take a different point of view; you must be willing to say to the world, “go ahead and scare me if you will, but I will use it to remind myself that the opposite is also true – where there is anxiety, there is peace of mind to be found.” Remind yourself that reality consists of polarity, and that you are never left with only one way of experiencing things. Your simple goal is to turn things around if fear seems to be dominating the mind, and you best do this by letting fear fall upon your curious nature to understand it. With understanding comes self-reliance, which is an awesome power. What to do next will come naturally.