- Blue Oyster Cult
If you think about it, every negative thought or behavior is rooted in fear. Worry is the fear of the future. Guilt is the fear of your past. Anger is fear that you've been attacked. But what do we really have to be afraid of?
The worst-case scenario of any scenario is that our situation will change.
Want to make yourself indestructible? Release the need to control your life. Let go of the outcome of your actions. Trust your life to the natural process, which is never wrong.
When you were a kid, were you afraid of a bogeyman under your bed? But when you turned the light on, it would always disappear, wouldn't it?
Turn a light on the fear in your lives. Ask yourself: "What's most likely to happen?" Or better yet, "What's the worst that could really happen?" Many times, what we really fear is simply the unknown.
Finally, channel your fear into action. Fear can be a great motivator as long as you don't let it paralyze you.
And remember, in the end, there's nothing to be afraid of.
When we don't see the self as self
What do we have to fear? (v. 13)