The brain can function excellently only when it is completely secure, when it is not holding on to some illusion. Is there security is the pursuit of tomorrow? The future of man will be what it is now unless there is a change. Hope implies the future; we should understand this very seriously because it may bring about a total psychological revolution is us. We have many fears or one dominant fear. We are always thinking not in terms of the actual present but of the future. Is it possible to watch fear without any direction? One thought arises, and another thought asks how is one to stop thought. That is conflict, and we build this up through association, so we move away from fear. Thought and time are the root of fear. Do you see it as an idea and work that into a fact? Perceive it, not ask what to do about it. You want to achieve, so you make effort, but listen to it quietly. Have you held fear without doing anything to it? Fear is a jewel; if you can hold it, you begin to see the ending of it.