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Looking at Fear

September 7, 2010

When fear occurs in your life, you should examine the nature of fear. This is not based on asking logical questions about fear: "Why am I afraid?" "What is the cause of my fear?" It is simply looking at the state of fear or panic that is taking place in you. Just look at it. We can always find good reasons to be afraid. But in this case, rather than taking an analytical approach to fear, you should just look at your fear directly.

From "The Other Side of Fear" in Smile at Fear: Awakening the True Heart of Bravery, page 108.

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