When you are frightened by something, you have to relate with fear, explore why you are frightened, and develop some sense of conviction. You can actually look at fear. Then fear ceases to be the dominant situation that is going to defeat you. Fear can be conquered. You can be free from fear, if you realize that fear is not the ogre. You can step on fear, and therefore you can attain what is known as fearlessness. But that requires that, when you see fear, you smile.
from the book Great Eastern Sun: The Wisdom of Shambhala
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Further quotes from the book Great Eastern Sun:
- You have to do it
- First mind, first thought
- Facing our lives
- Feeling too naked
- The primordial dot
- Trusting in yourself first
- Decency is free from trickery
- Ordinary is extraordinary
- The majesty of the world is always there
- Somebody has to do it
- The heart of goodness in you
- Enjoy your goodness