I was going to do it a while ago. Below are the top quotes from Lissa Rankin’s The Fear Cure, amazing book on how to overcome fear, carefully selected by me and arranged in 3 clusters – Fear, Acceptance and Love. Today – Part 1, Fear.
FEAR AS A GUIDE, NOT SOMETHING TO RESIST
Courage is not the opposite of fear. The opposite of fear is joy.
Courage is not about being fearless; it’s about letting fear transform you so you come into right relationship with uncertainty, make peace with impermanence, and wake up to who you really are.
In order to avoid change and its accompanying loss, we are willing to tolerate stagnation, to let our souls die slow deaths in order to avoid uncertainty and loss.
The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile universe. Living in a purposeful universe means that you have faith in a guiding force that is navigating life with you. You know that you are not alone, and this inner knowing offers protection against fear.
Fear is the gateway to freedom.