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The Other Side of Fear

January 4, 2010

Going into your fear is like going through a fog. The key is whether you're regarding what you experience as simply something real or instead as monumental entrapment, imprisonment. If you panic further, you breed cowardice. If you don't descend into cowardice, then you just have an experience of fear. You can break through without being a coward, at that point. It's a matter of invoking fundamental windhorse, fundamental confidence. If you are able to join fear and uncertainty with genuine confidence, then you will come through to the other side. Dealing with the two sides of the coin in yourself is difficult, but it can be done. You discover a further commitment to working with yourself on the warrior's path and a further feeling of connection in your life.

From "The Other Side of Fear, " pages 108 to 109, in Smile at Fear: Awakening the True Heart of Bravery.

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