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1 "That which is feared also belongs to the wholeness of the self." C. G. Jung Tibetan Book of the Dead (W Y Evans-Wentz, translator)

2 "As you begin to realize that God is lovingly in charge of your life, you may also understand that there is really nothing to fear." Worldwide Laws of Life: 200 Eternal Spiritual Principles (John Marks Templeton)

3 "Faith is said to drive out fear, and so does love. And the Father-Creator of all watches over even the sparrow falling from the nest, so there is no need to fear." Wrestling with the Prophets, Essays on Creation Spirituality and Everyday Life (Matthew Fox)

4 "As the Upanishad says, 'Dvitiyad vai bhayam bhavati: Certainly fear is born of duality.' Whenever and wherever there is a sense of two, fear or suffering can exist." Maharishi Mahesh Yogi On The Bhagavad-Gita (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

5 "We are continually renewed and reborn whenever we drink fully and fearlessly from the cup of the wine of life." The Spiral Dance, A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess (Starhawk (Miriam Simos))

6 "That mind of fearfulness should be put in the cradle of loving-kindness." Shambhala (Chogyam Trungpa)

7 "Perfect love casts out fear. Perfect love is right within you, ready to be sent forth in ever-widening circles. Learn how to release that perfect love within that casts out fear." Drawing the Larger Circle, How to Love and Be Loved (Jack and Cornelia Addington)

8 "When we are afraid of ourselves and afraid of the seeming threat the world presents, then we become extremely selfish." Shambhala (Chogyam Trungpa)

9 "Fear is an illusion. Our craziness, paranoia, anxiety and trauma are literally all imaginal. That is not to say they don't exist for us as human beings, and need to be brought to light in order to be released. But they do not replace the love within us. They are literally a bad dream. It is as though the mind has been split in two, with one part staying in touch with love, and the other part veering into fear. Fear manufactures a kind of parallel universe where the unreal seems more real than the real." A Return to Love, Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles (Marianne Williamson)

10 "If God can be found in all things, then there is nothing at all that can happen to us that we need fear." Margaret Hebblethwaite, theologian and spiritual writer The Lion Christian Quotation Collection (Hannah Ward & Jennifer Wild, compilers)

11 "What's there to be afraid of when you're part of everything? That makes fear being afraid of yourself." Duncton Found (William Horwood)

12 "Fear is the easiest thing in the world: it's cheap and widespread. Tyrants and oppressors count on fear's contagion to dominate others. But if one person steps forward and summons courage, his or her courage becomes equally contagious, spreading to others and becoming a movement." The Mystic Hours, A Daybook of Interspiritual Wisdom & Devotion (Wayne Teasdale)

13 "The way out of fear is simple. It is to remember – remember what it is you want to feel, what you want to have running through your mind, your emotions and your body. From that level the choices become very simple. Choose what you can do to let those around you sense their innocence, their purity and their beauty, and those very things will grow in you." Reflections of an Elder Brother: Awakening from the Dream (Mary-Margaret Moore)

14 "We must all come to accept that thought forms of separation and fear – with their inevitably violent results – have no place on this planet anymore; they are too dangerous to the survival of the species." Everyday Grace, Having Hope, Finding Forgiveness, and Making Miracles (Marianne Williamson)

15 “Freedom from fear is contact with the Source.” Mary Within (David Richo)

16 "Ancient spiritual teachings say that wherever there is other, there is fear." Shadows of the Sacred: Seeing Through Spiritual Illusions (Frances Vaughan, Ph.D.)

17 "Fear…is the great betrayer of Self." A Return to Love, Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles (Marianne Williamson)

18 "Still, the offer to love instead of fear remains. We can choose again, at any moment." Everyday Grace, Having Hope, Finding Forgiveness, and Making Miracles (Marianne Williamson)

19 "Through all the contraries of phenomenality the Uncreate-Imperishable remains, and there is nothing to fear." Hero With A Thousand Faces (Joseph Campbell)

20 "The choices you make are always and only motivated by either faith or fear." Entering the Castle: An Inner Path to God and Your Soul (Caroline Myss)

21 "When we are willing to face our fear we may discover that behind the shadows and illusions runs a deep and all-pervading undercurrent of love." Shadows of the Sacred: Seeing Through Spiritual Illusions (Frances Vaughan, Ph.D.)

22 "See to it that you are not drawn into the vortex of fears and of pessimism which surrounds so many people these days." Discipleship in the New Age (Alice A. Bailey)

23 "Every illusion is one of fear, whatever form it takes." A Course in Miracles, Foundation for Inner Peace A Course in Miracles (Helen Schucman and William Thetford)

24 "The heart that loves knows no fear. For the heart that abides in perfect love has cast out every fear and the torment thereof." Quietly Comes the Buddha: Awakening Your Inner Buddha Nature (Elizabeth Clare Prophet)

25 "If a man sees the Atman, the Self that is divine, the Lord of all that is and will be, he fears no more." The Flame and the Light (Hugh I'anson Fausset)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite