What is this process if not the ultimate disempowering of thoughts? When you reach the point where your greatest fears and insecurities emerge during meditation and no longer cause you harm, you have transcended the mind. You are operating with a script deeper than language, the language of intuition and experience. You have conquered these once powerful thoughts through not trying to conquer them. When you let them come, they eventually do go if you don’t dwell on them. After you experience this a few times, the darkness is significantly less frightening.