No Fear

by Shervin on May 15, 2011

It may be spiritually cool to say that we have no fear, or we have no anger or hate.  Is it really true that we do not have those feelings or we have chosen not to feel them?  If we are choosing not to feel our fear (or any negative emotion) how can we honestly say that we do not have it?
Does it make sense to say that a courageous person has no fear?  Fear is a natural response as a human being for our protection.  Is it possible for anyone truly alive not to encounter such a feeling?  If someone feels “no fear” is he/she courageous?
It is important to feel, embrace and name our emotions.  What we do with our feelings is of the most utmost importance.  If we feel our fear, and despite of that feeling do what is needed, that is true choice, free will and courageousness.  It is important to realize when we act based on our free will and courage, we are empowered and feel our joy much deeper.
In the context of Tending to Your Garden Within, it is important to be aware of our feelings (food for our garden within) and utilize them to create consciously and manifest our highest choices and desires.  The poem below conveys this concept further.
No Fear
What does it mean to have no fear?
Do we really want to have no fear?
A dead person has no fear!
Do we choose to feel our fear?
Do we choose to listen to our fear?
Do we allow our fear to dominant our action?
Fear and courage dance together.
The first step of being courageous is
feeling and embracing our fear.
It takes courage
to say I feel my fear.
It takes courage
to do things despite our fears and discomforts.
It takes courage to
overcome the fear of rejection by others
and do our heart’s desire.
Do you have the courage to feel your fear?
Copyright @ 2011 by Shervin Hojat

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Nafrat October 13, 2015 at 1:01 pm

I meant comparing the two etnities: wikipedia versus fiction. In my opinion, wikipedia, and going even further in general, the internet, is far, far more educational than fiction.They are two very different things – fiction books and wikipedia / other internet articles. Very different.: What is literature? Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Shakespeare, Ernest Hemmingway… the list of important authors in the course of historyLiterature is books. Different books. Fiction books. The most important authors from the course of history… they are important for history, not for literature.Everyone has his own most important authors. The literature is art, not sciense.It is like music or anime or cinema, some songs or films are most important for you. And it is all completely individually.But literature differs from music or films in many ways.: What determines the work of Tolstoy to be literature and discriminates against Orson Scott Card (possibly my favorite science fiction author) ?I think that such division is stupid. Maybe Tolstoy wrote about something that is not important for you? Or not important for you now?I know many people that do not like Tolstoy and other classic books when they was young, but read it with pleasure after being 30 or 40 years old.It is normal.: nd if wikipedia doesn’t fulfill your desire to learn the world behind “War and Peace”, then you can go research further on the internet.Here is the point. You will be doing research about world behind the War an Peace. Not even about the novel. And of course not about ideas and meanings that Tolstoy want to told you.Fiction books are not about world or things or actions or scientific researches. They are about people. Fiction books told us about what people think and feel. About thoghts and emotions.People are very complex and various.And literature (fiction books) can teach us a lot about people.The War and Peace are not about war, not about peace. It is about people.And in very deed it is not about Natasha o Pier or other characters. It is about author, Tolstoy.In his book Tolstoy tries to tell you something about people. He tries to teach you something.May be you not need just this knowledge. But I think in all other hemospheres of knowledge is the same, your do not need all knowledge.All this things fit to other fiction books – it may be Orson Scott Card or may favorite Veronica Ivanova or Zelazny or any other books and authors.It is the basis of literature.

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