On fear (3)

by Patrick O'Brien

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Prison of the mind . . .Image 2012 Ulrika Zafrafans

“God enters through the wound.”

~  Carl Jung  ~

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The opposite of Love is not hate — it is fear — an evil, debilitating state which bears us poisoned fruit. We hate what we fear and our fear comes of suffering and pain, or some injury that’s been brought on us. Our fear keeps us locked-down inside, incapable of fulfilling our lives.

We cannot live in fear forever (it’s not humanly possible) although some of us will remain fearful throughout much of our lives, until the turning point is reached. For me, it took around 30 years — running and hiding, running and hiding — until, standing quietly beside the road one day, my personal turning point was reached.

Fear is cured by its opposite, which is Love, and I feel both grateful and blessed for my suffering and pain because it brought me to open my heart . . .
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‘A COMMON PRAYER’

“There are only two feelings. Love and fear.
There are only two languages. Love and fear.
There are only two activities, Love and fear.
There are only two motives, two procedures,
two frameworks, two results. Love and fear.”

~  Michael  Leunig  ~
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