The journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step

Fear

Abandoning hope

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Hope and fear is a feeling with two sides. As long as there’s one, there’s always the other. This is the root of our pain. In the world of hope and fear, we always have to change the channel, change the temperature, change the music, because something is getting uneasy, something is getting restless, something is beginning to hurt, and we keep looking for alternatives.

In a nontheistic state of mind, abandoning hope is an affirmation, the beginning of the beginning. You could even put “Abandon hope” on your refrigerator door instead of more conventional aspirations like “Every day in every way I’m getting better and better.

– Pema Chödron

from the book “When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times”

Just Dharma Quotes

No Fear

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“When you practice looking deeply, you see your true nature of no birth, no death; no being, no non-being; no coming, no going; no same, no different. When you see this, you are free from fear. You are free from craving and free from jealousy. No fear is the ultimate joy. When you have the insight of no fear, you are free. And like the great beings, you ride serenely on the waves of birth and death.”
🌺Thich Nhat Hanh, No Death, No Fear

We Have to Be Honest With Ourselves

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Many people try to find a spiritual path where they do not have to face themselves but where they can still liberate themselves ~ liberate themselves from themselves, in fact. In truth, this is impossible. We cannot do that. We have to be honest with ourselves. We have to see our gut, our real shit, our most undesirable parts. We have to see that. That is the foundation of warriorship and the basis of conquering fear. We have to face our fear; we have to look at it, study it, work with it, and practice meditation with it. – Chögyam Trungpa

from the book “Smile at Fear: Awakening the True Heart of Bravery”
ISBN: 978-1590308851 – http://amzn.to/18Kho22


No Death, No Fear

“This body is not me; I am not caught in this body, I am life without boundaries, I have never been born and I have never died. Over there the wide ocean and the sky with many galaxies All manifests from the basis of consciousness. Since beginningless time I have always been free. Birth and death are only a door through which we go in and out. Birth and death are only a game of hide-and-seek. So smile to me and take my hand and wave good-bye. Tomorrow we shall meet again or even before. We shall always be meeting again at the true source, Always meeting again on the myriad paths of life.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh, No Death, No Fear


Life and death are the same thing

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Gareth Williams


One of the greatest gifts we can offer people

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“One of the greatest gifts we can offer people is to embody nonattachment and nonfear. This is a true teaching, more precious than money or material resources. Many of us are very afraid, and this fear distorts our lives and makes us unhappy. We cling to objects and to people like a drowning person clings to a floating log. Practicing to realize nondiscrimination, to see the interconnectedness and impermanence of all things, and to share this wisdom with others, we are giving the gift of nonfear.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh


On Fear, by Yoda

Tao & Zen

Fighting inner demons

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Esoteric Empyre


Without Fear

Source: Without Fear | Great Middle Way

greatmiddleway.wordpress.com 

June 28, 2017

18193749_10213066202997589_6855640167846761649_nRevering and trusting in the Buddha, we will wear the armor of patient endurance.

We will cherish neither our bodies nor our lives, but care only for the unexcelled Way.

Repeatedly we will be driven out and exiled from our monasteries and stupas.

Remembering the words of the Buddha, we will endure all harms.

We will go everywhere to share the Dharma entrusted to us by the Buddha.

We are the messengers of the World-Honored One.

Facing multitudes without fear, we will teach His Dharma well.

—Lotus Sutra, Ch. 13


Two motivating forces

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Collective Evolution