In this short clip taken from "One: The movie" - a documentary about the meaning of life; Sadhguru talks about fear. Why do we feel fear and what is it's basis? Sadhguru explains the root cause of fear, the source of fear, and how to become free from fear.
Sadhguru: The fear is simply because you are not living with life, you are 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 nonexistent, your fear is hundred percent imaginary. If you are suffering the non-existential we call that insanity. So people may be in just socially accepted levels of insanity, but if you’re afraid or if you’re 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 from tomorrow. So your suffering is always about that which does not exist, simply because you’re not rooted in reality, you’re always rooted in your mind. Mind is - one part of it is memory, another part of… 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.