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1 "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)

2 "Truly, when a person discovers a foundation of fearlessness in the Self, in that which is invisible, formless, unlimited, and self-sufficient, then has he found true fearlessness." Taitiriya Upanishad The Upanishads, selections translated by Alistair Shearer and Peter Russell (Alistair Shearer and Peter Russell, translators)

3 "Fear is the antithesis of Self awareness." Meditations on the Apocalypse, A Psycho-Spiritual Perspective on the Book of Revelation (F. Aster Barnwell)

4 "There is no freedom from fear in a world of illusion, for the mind always projects the shadow onto something or someone perceived as other." Shadows of the Sacred: Seeing Through Spiritual Illusions (Frances Vaughan, Ph.D.)

5 "Faith and faith's fruit, love, cast out fear. Jesus keeps telling His disciples, 'Fear not, only believe….why are you afraid, O you of little faith?' (Mark 5:36, Matthew 8:26)" Heaven, The Heart's Deepest Longing (Peter Kreeft)

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

7 "Living in fear is like being frozen. It's said that the Buddha taught love – particularly 'metta', loving-kindness – as antidote to fear." Sharon Salzberg, Buddhist teacher, 'The Power of Loving-Kindness' Handbook for the Heart, Original Writings on Love (Richard Carlson and Benjamin Shield, editors)

8 "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)

9 "As St. John says, perfect love casts out all fear. (1 John 4:18)" Spiritual Canticle (St. John of the Cross)

10 "In the many roles I've played in my life, in the many things I've done, the common thread I had to transcend was the invisible boundary of fear within me. When I felt this fear, I felt shrunken, condensed, and bound. It was only when I broke the boundary of this fear that I suddenly found that there was nothing to it – this fear was a result of my own thinking. When I broke the boundary of this fear and looked back at it, it was like seeing a shadow disappear." Edgar D. Mitchell, Ph.D., sixth person to walk on the moon, 'The Final Frontier: From Outer Space to Inner Space' Experiencing the Soul (Eliot Jay Rosen, editor)

11 "Freedom from fear lets us say yes to life. When we have seen past the shadow, everything can be perceived as grace." Shadows of the Sacred: Seeing Through Spiritual Illusions (Frances Vaughan, Ph.D.)

12 "Fear is something of our making, and it paralyses us and renders us stupid." The Finding of the Third Eye (Vera Stanley Alder)

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

14 "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))

15 "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)

16 "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)

17 "The terrors of the world are the chrysalis of Self-discovery. We emerge from the necessary far country of ignorance and its anguish, to rediscover the Child within and 'return' to the Father's house." The Child Within Us Lives!, A Synthesis of Science, Religion and Metaphysics (William Samuel)

18 "Perhaps you feel that having an intimate relationship with the Divine is beyond you, reserved for others….This is not so. It is part of our heritage; it is yours and mind to have. All we need do is learn how to let go of our fear, for fear maintains the barriers of separation." God Is A Verb, Kabbalah and the Practice of Mystical Judaism (Rabbi David A. Cooper)

19 "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.)

20 "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)

21 "Only absorption in the loving and knowing of the divine Ground can rid it [the mind] of all fear." The Perennial Philosophy (Aldous Huxley)

22 "We need to guard ourselves against fear's deadening effect. We must cast it aside…Let us see through our fears and relinquish them to what is possible beyond them. Allow your fear to be deflated by your hope and your unwillingness to be crippled by its hold." The Mystic Hours, A Daybook of Interspiritual Wisdom & Devotion (Wayne Teasdale)

23 "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)

24 "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)

25 "Love is the true antithesis of fear. It expands where fear constricts. It embraces where fear repels." Dancing in the Flames, The Dark Goddess in the Transformation of Consciousness (Marion Woodman and Elinor Dickson)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite