One has to be very discerning with fear, to really look at it as clearly as possible, to explore what reality it really has, to whom, and to be open to how much of that fear is being created by the imagination running away into future possibilities.
Fear can easily become a runaway train unless it is seen clearly, and that seeing may allow whatever message it actually has to be conveyed.
But unexamined fear is a wild fire that spreads quickly and easily, depending on how potent the kindling is.
To be fearless doesn’t mean there is no fear, it means that whatever fear is there is realized as being an illusion of the conditioned self. It means fear is seen, valued, held and allowed, but not given unnecessary weight or power.
You cannot fight fear, but you can take the charge out of it by seeing it and acknowledging it. If a child is freaking out with panic you wouldn’t say, ‘OK take over the driving seat of the car,’ so why give fear the driving seat of your life?
That is what I mean, it must be seen clearly to discover its truth or not.
Fear is not the problem. Giving our allegiance to fear is the problem.
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