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 Krishnamurti’s quote about the path toward freedom from fear, and the Teasdale’s helpful suggestions, here:
To be free of fear, one must understand death.
All fear is ultimately related to death; it’s 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 death’s 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 isn’t easy; it requires work and facing death’s 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).