You shouldn’t try to cast fear out. Instead, fear should be regarded as the kindling to build a big fire of fearlessness. You have to realize fear as the starting point of fearlessness. Fear is not regarded as bad, and fearlessness is not regarded as good. You have to make friends with fear. Fearlessness arises out of understanding fear.
From “Making Friends with Fear,” in Smile at Fear: Awakening the True Heart of Bravery, page 85.
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