The base fear is the fear of the end of the thinker in the future (= psychological). But in fact there is no thinker. The thinker is an illusion sustained by thought in the fragmentary perception. Both the fear and the thinker are superproducts of thought.
There is only one door to be free of the illusion and fear, Unitary Perception, and there is no other time but now.
Unitary Perception has nothing to do with effort. Psychological effort is continuation of the illusion. UP is being conscious of all energy, light, sound, gravitation, thought, in the brain. So it is, in other words, being awoken (second awakening) from the hypnosis of the fragmentary perception (linear time, fear, sorrow, despair, disappointment, achievement, etc). Unitary Perception is living in facts, not falsities.