In this post I’d like to take a look at a really interesting area and a barrier that often holds us back from getting and becoming what we really want.
It’s all about fear.
And about what we can do about it so it does not prevent us from living the life we want.
I think there is much to be learned from these 22 timeless and inspiring thoughts on fear.
And I hope they may be motivating and useful for you.
People living deeply have no fear of death.
When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
Fears are educated into us, and can, if we wish, be educated out.
Karl Augustus Menninger
Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.
I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.
Fear: False Evidence Appearing Real.
I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.
William Allen White
Who sees all beings in his own self, and his own self in all beings, loses all fear.
Isa Upanishad, Hindu Scripture
Where no hope is left, is left no fear.
Fear is only as deep as the mind allows.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.
Henry David Thoreau
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
In skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.
H. P. Lovecraft
Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not.
The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear.
Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark, professionals built the Titanic.