Beyond Fear

In order to free ourselves from fear, we must leave behind that which we understand, and face what lies beyond: we must make the unknown, known.

If we stay within the confines of knowledge, we can never experience our full capacity. Even Einstein was aware of the limits of the intellect: he said “Knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world.” Your true greatness lies deeper than the mind: your raw, untapped potential, ready to expand and blossom in the manifest. Waiting patiently, there in the unknown void.

Dare to discover, to live with passion: to experience the fullness, joy, peace and unconditional love that lie in your heart. When you find them, you will realize that you always knew they were there, that what lay in the void was not unknown after all, but merely forgotten.

Then that fear becomes your greatest teacher, the light that leads the way forward: by walking towards fear, we continue to challenge the confines of existence, moving into ever greater awareness of our true self.

How do we do this? First, we must cultivate an inner awareness of what I call love-consciousness, which is what the facets of my system are for. Maybe you use a different practice: the important thing is we develop this warm, secure place within, this safe haven where we can cast our anchor.

Our fears are provoked by external uncertainty. Fear of losing our attachments, of something that might go wrong and challenge our feeling of safety. When the fear comes, we shut down, and our defenses go up. We begin to resist the flow of life, to say no to the new and unexpected.

When the fear comes, go inwards and connect with the silent space within. You will see your fears appear and activate their defensive responses; then you can choose not to act upon them, but to keep going inwards instead.

If you are afraid of some external change, be it moving house, finding a new job, leaving your partner or starting a new relationship, the important thing is to feel. That way, instead of allowing insecurity to dominate your actions, you will be able to move beyond and choose to flow with the unexpected, the new, even though the fear may still be present.

If you are afraid of saying what you feel, because of what it might provoke in a situation or relationship, speak your truth, even if the thought terrifies you. Don’t allow the fear to rule your actions: challenge it and its grip will loosen.

In every moment we have a choice. Ultimately, that choice is for fear or love. Love of self is to be a prisoner of fear no longer.

Dare to move beyond that which limits you. Say a big YES to yourself, your truth: in doing so, you will open to receive the abundant flow of the universe, that only wants to give you the best. It is an inner change that changes everything externally.

Give it a try, and tell me how it goes in the comment section below.

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Isha Judd is an internationally renowned spiritual teacher and author; her latest book and movie, Why Walk When You Can Fly? explain her system for self-love and the expansion of consciousness. Learn more at


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myra d.
myra d.4 years ago

I think it was the book Dune that had a great quote about fear. I can't remember it now but it's worth looking up. Fear can be paralyzing. Breathing helps.

Loo Samantha
Loo sam4 years ago

noted, thanks.

Vanria W.
Vanria W.4 years ago

fear can sometimes over take your life, but the path some people has taken and made, has lead them out of this realm. and I hope to remember your path and your words. God Bless you.

Parvez Z.
Parvez Zuberi4 years ago

Thanks for sharing

Lyn B.
Lyn B.4 years ago

It is only in facing and embracing our fears, that we can kill the dragons that haunt us. This really does work. I was a sufferer of Menieres Disease for 4 years. Towards the end of that period, totally fed up and depressed, I decided to get involved with a disadvantaged group of children, to teach them art. (A dream I had always had, but was prevented from doing it when the time came, because of my debilitating disease.) I DECIDED TO HAVE FAITH and got involved. I taught the children - all 40 of them - art once a week for 2 hours. Each week, on that day, I suffered no illness. Gradually, with changes in diet and some prescribed medication (which are only guaranteed to treat the symptoms, not the cause) - I had more and more illness free days.

Fears I had to "kill" were - lack trust that I wouldn't get sick, dangers of working in an area in South Africa which was believed to be really unsafe, struggling with a language I could not speak, and my lack of ability to actually make any difference by teaching art.
For those who do not know, Menieres disease gives one the inability to balance (terrible dizziness and nausea which can to last anything from 2 hours to 2 days at a time)-I could not stand up at all! It also causes hearing loss, which forced me to have hearing aids - (another fear and embarrasment at the time).
Today 7 years later, I am totally healed, have no more dizziness or nausea. I still teach art to children and have learned how debilitating fear can be.

Geetha Subramaniam

" Dare to move beyond ... an inner change that changes everything externally."
You find yourself in an environment that is so totally different and meet people different from all who you knew earlier!

Still, enjoy the trip.

Thanks for posting. Good reminder.

Mark Joseph Victoria
Mark Joseph V.4 years ago

Thank you. Two thumbs up.. :)

Gerald M.
Past Member 4 years ago

I disagree that it's difficult to do. The difficult thing is to NOT fight ~ but to let go of fear and above all else, love.

Thank you for this article as well as your videos.

Sheila L.
Sheila Swan L.4 years ago

Easy to write about and understand, but hard to do!

Charlene S.
Charla D.4 years ago

Perfect Love casts out all fear. We need to use our reason to examine and analyze our decisions, but once we've done that to the best of our ability, we need to let go and trust, knowing that we will learn, grow, and move forward no matter what. Also, that it's perfectly normal and okay to be scared, so don't be afraid....of being afraid! It just means you're human.