Many people would agree we’re in a profound state of flux. Economies around the world are crumbling. Institutions are losing their value. Violence and war are flaring.

Amidst this “chaos,” we have an opportunity to wake up from the collective and individual delusions that keep us from making the shift to a better reality.

Yet, many of us are trapped by the “existential emptiness” we fear is at the end of the tunnel.

As Zen teacher Adyashanti says in the above interview, “The fear of losing our individual identity keeps us from making this shift.” But the irony is that only through confronting our fear can we come to love – and affect profound change.

Watch full interview here.

Looking inward, how do you feel fear affects your decisions day-to-day? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Feature photo: h.knoppdelaney