BARBARIANS MEDITATION BY LORIN ROCHE
MEDITATION WITH THE RADIANCE SUTRAS BY LORIN ROCHE
Fear is a gift. Its purpose is to keep us alive. In order to accept this gift, we need to unwrap it,
examine it, learn to listen to its signals. What is it saying, this crawling sensation on my skin?
What is it telling me, this sinking feeling in my belly, tingling in my hands, racing of my heart?
What message am I to receive when I notice I am sweaty, short of breath, lightheaded, trembling,
or feeling smothered?
One of the sacred functions of yoga is to provide a safe place for us to feel our fears, learn from
them, and dissolve the ones that need dissolving.
In the Radiance Sutras, a new version of a classic yoga meditation text, the Vijnana Bhairava
Tantra, Shiva sings:
We all tremble, we all know fear.
Turn to the one life pervading the universe
Whose name dispels fear.
Find that name resonating in your heart.
Luminosity permeates the universe,
And the secret sound that hums
Everything into existence
Listening to the inner sound continually,
Become lovers with the Secret One.