Freedom From Fear

Most of us react out of fear, and are stressed and haunted by it. If only we could free ourselves from fear! The great philosopher and spiritual teacher, J. Krishnamurti, revealed a way to do just that. Brother Wayne Teasdale gives us the inspiring quote and a perceptive commentary.

Read Krishnamurtiís quote about the path toward freedom from fear, and the Teasdaleís helpful suggestions, here:

To be free of fear, one must understand death.
–J. Krishnamurti

All fear is ultimately related to death; itís our emotional reaction to the great unknown. The unknown is like a wall around perception, insight, and knowledge. We are uncertain of what is beyond this seeming barrier to existence, thought many have been granted, through near-death experience, a prophetic vision of the absolute future. Near-death studies have whittled away at the dismissive skepticism that has ignored the implications of this extraordinary phenomenon. If we attain both an intimate realization of deathís absolute inevitability and an understanding that death is a doorway, a transition to a greater reality for us, our fear will dissolve. With freedom from this looking apprehension, we are made ready for life in its fullness; we exist much more comprehensively when the totality of our being is engaged. Becoming free from fear isnít easy; it requires work and facing deathís reality head-on.

Adapted from The Mystic Hours, by Wayne Teasdale (New World Library, 2004). Copyright (c) 2004 by Wayne Teasdale. Reprinted by permission of New World Library.
Adapted from The Mystic Hours, by Wayne Teasdale (New World Library, 2004).

49 comments

Genoveva M.
Genoveva M M.2 years ago

I am not affraid of death, just what is like at the very moment of dying, that all.

Death for many reasons may well be the cure of all pains, and the freedom of the hell we have going in the world we are living, especially for the innocents and that only counts for children and animals, since most of humanity is just a terrible accident.

Sandi O'Donovan
Sandra O'Donovan3 years ago

This may sound strange, unbelievable even but I don't fear death, I fear pain and loss more, there have also been times in my life where I would have welcomed death rather than what I was putting up with at that time..I believe that when u die u will be free from all the chains that bind u here, not family, friend's or loved one's but just life's struggles, drama's and sometime's pain and who does not want to feel free and just love again??

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen3 years ago

Thank you :)

Samir Nassir
Past Member 3 years ago

I think that death alone does not constitute a reason,But certainly a major cause.Thanks.

Penny B.
.3 years ago

Thank you.

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen3 years ago

Thank you :)

Brian M.
Past Member 3 years ago

Personal extinction is a heavy burden on my mind. Life is hard enough without considering death.

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ANA MARIJA R3 years ago

Thank you, Annie.

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton3 years ago

Thanks.

Elaine A.
Elaine Al Meqdad3 years ago

TRUE PEACE IS FROM GOD , AS IT IS THE PEACE THAT SURPASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING AND IS NOT FLEETING LIKE A MOMENTARY "FEELING" OF SERENITY. THIS IS A PEACE THAT STAYS WITH YOU CONSTANTLY TO THE POINT THAT A BOMB OF ANY SORT LITERAL AND FIGURATIVELY SPEAKING CAN GO OFF RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU AND YOU ARE LIKE, Pffft... WHO CARES! NOW, THAT'S MY KIND OF PEACE AND THAT IS THE PEACE I LIVE WITHIN MY LIFE DAILY. FOLKS CAN KEEP THEIR TEMPORARY EUPHORIA'S, THEY DON'T LAST AND THE LET DOWN IS DEPRESSING!