Our friend Saurabh asked us this question. Sadhana108 responds.
There are number of reasons why some people feel a constant fear. This could be of several reasons. One is of course the normal physiological and neurological reasons. Other could be a boding presence of a spirit around you. Our body is designed to be fearful of unknown and unexplainable presence. Sometimes it could come from lack of confidence. Sometimes it is because of a curse or black magic put on you by an enemy which creates a lack of confidence.
There are two gods who you should worship. Undoubtedly.
You first need to protect yourself from the evil spirts and curses or black magic. This is best achieved by chanting Ram Raksha Mantra. It is provided here.
Always chant this after you have had bath preferably in the morning before lunch. Sit and read it in a single seating. Wear some object around you. Could be your janeu, a thread around neck or wrist and ring and so on. Focus on it as you chant the mantra. One reading alone is powerful.
For launching a counter offense and increasing your confidence.
Lord Hanuman is a Rudra himself. As Lord Shiva’s avatar he has supreme control over all the dead and beyond. He can not only merely protect you but can utterly destroy any evil sprit or curse that tries to hurt you. But then he is also the God who can grant you confidence.
Here is the ultimate mantra which can give confidence and destroy your curses.
बुद्धिर् बलम् यशो धैर्यम्
निर्भयत्वम् अरोगताम्अजाड्यम् वाक् पटुत्वम् च
हनुमत् स्मरणात् भवेत्॥buddhir balam yasho dhairyamnirbhayatvam arogatAmajADyam vAk paTutvam cahanumat smaraNAt bhavet ||This is one of the simplest slokAs you will come across with a very simple meaning. बुद्धि (buddhi) – intelligence, बलम् (balam) – strength, यश् (yash) – fame, धैर्यम् (dhairyam) – courage, निर्भयत्वम् (nirbhayatvam) – fearlessness, अरोगताम् (arogatAm) – disease-free health, अजाड्यम् (ajADyam) – determination, वाक् पटुत्वम् च (vAk paTutvam ca) – and articulateness of speech, will all last forever (भवेत्, bhavet) if you meditate (स्मरणात् , smaraNAt) on Lord Hanuman (हनुमत्, hanumat) at all times.