Saturday, January 2, 2010


Discussing fear with a client, we realized that sometimes the fear of death can help us to overcome the fear of life. So many things that we want to do but avoid doing because we are afraid of being uncomfortable, or embarassed, or failing, become possible when we see them with the perspective of a limited amount of time left in which to do or not do them. Fear is essential, of course, when it really is needed to save us from taking risks to our survival. But fear, outside of its use in preserving our safety and well-being, becomes an obstacle to achieving what we were born to achieve; which always involves transcending unnecessary limitations.

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