Can We Defeat Fear?

Everybody fears something. Whether we realize it or not, whether it is conscious or subconscious, we are all afraid of something.

I consider fear to be one of the biggest sins. As Carlos Castaneda put it, fear is the first enemy for the man of knowledge.

So the question is – can we defeat our fears?

I don’t think so.

I already addressed the subject in the post on the biggest virtues. Briefly, in order to deal with fear, one needs to practice courage. Think about darkness stepping away when there is light.

The key word here is practice. We all require courage in different situations. Yet I don’t think there will be a day when we can say honestly and sincerely: “I am not afraid of anything!”.

The point is not about having or not having fear.

The point is whether we face it or surrender.

Other posts related to Carlos Castaneda:

Castaneda And Frankl: A Bridge Between Esoterics And Psychology
Death Makes Life Meaningful
What Is The Way of The Marital Arts? (Part 1)
What Positive Attitude Really Means
A Cubic Centimeter Of Chance
We Must Never Stop Dreaming
The Four Enemies Of Knowledge

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