What is, and Why Do You Fear?

What are you afraid of?

I don’t mean this in some snobby, pompous, I have no fear, kind of way. I’m serious, what are you afraid of? Have you given it any thought, or do you ignore it because your afraid of feeling afraid?

Fear should be our friend, a guiding force that gives us wisdom and insight, like a guru or a sensei, into what and where we should explore; within ourselves, as well as the outside world, our fear is a director of where to increase our comfort zones, and what should be our focus on a daily basis.

The next question is, why do you fear?

Fear is your separation from the world, your anger, your anxiety.

“Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or our worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear. Thus, a feeling of utter worthiness can be a source of courage. Everything seems possible when we are absolutely helpless or absolutely powerful – and both states stimulate our gullibility.” – Bruce Lee, Tao of Jeet Kune Do.

You fear because you don’t know – you don’t know what to do, where to go, what will happen next or how you will die. You may also have forgotten – you can only be yourself.

Therefore, you can’t escape your fear; but, you can disarm your fear by diving into it through your vehicle of expression. Once you have explored it, intelligently, and possibly with the help of a teacher, you will know what to do next. As you stick with fear, you will understand phases of your life, and why you feel the need to act in certain ways.

You are worthy of your fear. Treat it as a gift and a teacher. Then, you may learn how to act, and where love comes from.

Read also: Come What May, Dream for Today, Study Yourself.


  1. Fear walks hand in hand with courage. Any person who has ever been deemed courageous could not have come to be known as such without overcoming fear. It does not take courage to walk down a hallway, however it would take a great amount of courage to walk down that same hallway if it were engulfed by flames in order to serve some higher purpose (i.e. saving another life). We are worthy of fear because we are worthy of overcoming it.


  2. You hit the nail on the head, my friend. Fear is our most important teacher, as it is an expression of the separation we feel towards our environment. Take away the name and you just have a feeling, a feeling that can lead you toward action.


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