"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)
"That mind of fearfulness should be put in the cradle of loving-kindness."
"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)
"When we are afraid of ourselves and afraid of the seeming threat the world presents, then we become extremely selfish."
"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
"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)
"What's there to be afraid of when you're part of everything? That makes fear being afraid of yourself."
"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
"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