I recently came to the conclusion that I am actually a little afraid of Wrong View. That is to say, I am very afraid of it. I think that this is probably closely related to some issues of social anxiety concerning the way the views of others are so difficult to change. Therefore, when I might present something that is not in line with the Dhamma...I get stressed out about just how long I am going to wait until the minds of others may change concerning what I think about the Dhamma.
I have tried a number of ways to alleviate this personal suffering. Firstly, I just don't talk a lot. I have found that listening is more powerful than speaking. However, I do want to discuss things often as I believe it's a great way to learn. And because of that I try to only surround myself with people who understand that while speaking one's mind, it's not necessary to then set your words in stone and sign one's name to it. Still, there are bound to be difficult interactions in a more "public" setting (temples, larger study groups, schools, etc.) where I will not be able to gauge how one may react to my views, wrong or otherwise.
So, I suppose my question is this:
Lately, I have taken the realization concerning my fear as more of an opportunity to study something else. For instance, I try to reflect on some other parts of the path, slowly. Mostly, I say to myself, "This is why I should meditate."How do you react to any fear that you might have about displaying wrong view?
I have posted this topic in the General Theravāda discussion forum because I would like to know how a "General Theravāda" view of Sila may inform the practice of Right View, or the practice of dealing with Wrong View.
I hope very much that I have been clear. Also, this may seem a little irresponsible, but I am going to be visiting a monastery for next two weeks. I may not be able to respond so easily during that time. I look forward to learning from everybody, but if you have a question about the topic, you might try asking the forum as a whole rather than addressing a question to the OP since I might not be able to respond in a timely manner.