Tag Archives: Fear

Quote of the Day 4 December 2013 – Opponent

Fear terror eye
Fear terror eye (Photo credit: @Doug88888)

“I must say a word about fear. It is life’s only true opponent. Only fear can defeat life. It is a clever, treacherous adversary, how well I know. It has no decency, respects no law or convention, shows no mercy. It goes for your weakest spot, which it finds with unnerving ease. It begins in your mind, always … so you must fight hard to express it. You must fight hard to shine the light of words upon it. Because if you don’t, if your fear becomes a wordless darkness that you avoid, perhaps even manage to forget, you open yourself to further attacks of fear because you never truly fought the opponent who defeated you.”
? Yann MartelLife of Pi

Quote of the Day 29 October 2013 – Fear

Cover of "Writing Down the Bones: Freeing...
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“Write what disturbs you, what you fear, what you have not been willing to speak about. Be willing to be split open.”
Natalie GoldbergWriting Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within

Quote of the Day 17 September 2013

English: There is no fear, until we make it up.
English: There is no fear, until we make it up. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
You don’t give up, you keep going straight, because through your practice you will inevitably confront yourself. This is how you refine your life, and at some point, by practicing in this way, you may realize that you’ve gone beyond even the most fearful place in your mind: fear of a nonexistent self.
~ Jakusho Kwong Roshi