Monday, March 8, 2010

fearlessness


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11 comments:

  1. I am not sure there is such a thing as fearlessness. I think the key is to be able to act in the face of fear. But then I guess I'm talking about the kind of fear that is literally a matter of life and limb that I have experienced in my business.

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  2. Sandra: I agree with you. I think fearlessness means being able to be present, act, face in the presence of fear. It looks like fearlessness from the outside - but we all know the fear we were experiencing when we decided to speak our truth, face our demons, face trauma. We can get caught up in the meaning of the word (which I question too) but let's not miss the value in what he says about promising to never lie to ourselves and to be truly present to whatever life presents.

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  3. Very powerful. Fearless to me means that we are able to stand up and be strong in what ever comes our way in life. To be true to ourselves.

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  4. mmm...i love that...so true...being present in the moment and the consequence...nice.

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  5. Yes, fearlessness is mindfulness. Dwelling in stability and freedom, moment to moment, this is the path to fearlessness. The only path I ever want to be on!

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  6. We do not become fearless out of nowhere.
    We become fearless when we ask ourselves "what is the worst that could happen"?
    and when we realize, that it has already happened,
    or that it is not as 'fearful' as we thought.

    Sadly, we also become fearless when we no longer care what happens.

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  7. Fearing the unknown is useless, so when I start to fear, I shut it down, I won't go there(fearing the what ifs) I try to be positive as in the Serenity Prayer. Fearlessness for me is a mind set, living for now, this moment!

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  8. I always appreciate a fresh perspective on words and concepts that I come to associate in a very one-dimensional way. The articulation of fearlessness in this way... being present and not evasive of any moment in our life... I have to agree this a helpful way to visualize how one could live fearless. Fear = avoidance typically... presence and walking in to the fear, becomes the absence of fear. Very good stuff!

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  9. That sure is a lovely photo. I'm not so sure about fearlessness.. courage maybe.. but I can't say I've ever felt fearless.

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  10. I've known fear as a consequence of proximity to physical, or psychological, or relational dangers. It has never served me well; but I've never run because of it either.

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  11. That is beautiful! Fear is the worst emotion, although it does serve a very important purpose!

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