The fear is simply because you’re not living with life, you’re living in your mind. Your fear is always about what’s going to happen next. That means your fear is always about that which does not exist. If your fear is about the non-existent, your fear is 100% imaginary. If you are suffering the non-existential, we call that insanity.
If you were rooted in reality, there would be no fear
So people may be in just socially accepted levels of insanity. But, if you are afraid, or if you are suffering anything which does not exist, it amounts to insanity, isn’t it? People are always suffering, either what happened yesterday, or what may happen tomorrow. So your suffering is always about that which does not exist, simply because you are not rooted in reality. You’re always rooted in your mind.
Mind is – one part of it is memory, another part of it is imagination. Both of them are in one way imagination, because both of them don’t exist right now. You’re lost in your imagination. That’s the basis of your fear. If you were rooted in reality, there would be no fear.