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Freedom From Fear

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 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.
–J. Krishnamurti

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.

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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).

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2:50AM PDT on May 15, 2013

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.

2:31PM PDT on Apr 8, 2013

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??

2:08AM PDT on Apr 8, 2013

Thank you :)

11:11AM PST on Nov 24, 2012

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

11:16AM PST on Nov 5, 2012

Thank you.

2:21AM PST on Nov 5, 2012

Thank you :)

10:34AM PDT on Oct 29, 2012

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

8:37AM PDT on Oct 6, 2012

Thank you, Annie.

4:17AM PDT on Oct 3, 2012

Thanks.

1:16PM PDT on Sep 29, 2012

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!

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