Today is about fear...
“Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty.
To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.”
— Bertrand Russell
Fear, like anything else in life, is an opportunity to learn more about ourselves. When we face our fear, we are accepting the invitation to become more intimate with ourselves, more honest.
Reflecting upon our fear, gives us a chance to understand and process our feelings and reactions to particular situations. Through self inquiry we may be able to identify the specific beliefs, opinions and experiences which underlie our fear. And, decide to let them go.
Facing fear is empowering, liberating and essential for our growth. In his inaugural speech, on Saturday, March 4, 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt was quoted as saying, "So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is...fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance."
What a wise thought-provoking statement.
Wishing you a day of enlightening encounters!
Fly on, Superhero.
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