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1 "The way out of fear is simple. It is to remember – remember what it is you want to feel, what you want to have running through your mind, your emotions and your body. From that level the choices become very simple. Choose what you can do to let those around you sense their innocence, their purity and their beauty, and those very things will grow in you." Reflections of an Elder Brother: Awakening from the Dream (Mary-Margaret Moore)

2 "When we close down in fear, the lifeforce energy cannot rise and bring us into the direct experience of God." Seven Paths to God, The Ways of the Mystic (Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.)

3 "Fear is due to one's absorption in illusory energy, but when one is free from illusory energy...then he has nothing to fear." Bhagavad-Gita As It Is (A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)

4 "Perception cannot obey two masters, each asking for messages of different things in different languages. What fear would feed upon, love overlooks. What fear demands, love cannot even see." A Course in Miracles (Helen Schucman and William Thetford)

5 "Light is so much more powerful that the dark can't keep us down unless we allow it to with our fears." Terry Lynn Taylor Angels: The Mysterious Messengers (Rex Hauck, editor)

6 "We can lay aside our fears in order to perceive the safety and beauty that lies within our knowing." Spirit Guides (Iris Belhayes)

7 "Each of us has an inner room where we can visit to be cleansed of fear-based thoughts and feelings. This room, the holy of holies, is a sanctuary of spiritual light." Everyday Grace, Having Hope, Finding Forgiveness, and Making Miracles (Marianne Williamson)

8 "Fear is something of our making, and it paralyses us and renders us stupid." The Finding of the Third Eye (Vera Stanley Alder)

9 "There is no freedom from fear in a world of illusion, for the mind always projects the shadow onto something or someone perceived as other." Shadows of the Sacred: Seeing Through Spiritual Illusions (Frances Vaughan, Ph.D.)

10 "Love and fear are mutually exclusive." Tomorrow's God, Our Greatest Spiritual Challenge (Neale Donald Walsch)

11 "To fear love is to fear life." Bertrand Russell (1872-1970), British mathematician, philosopher, 'Marriage and Morals' The Great Thoughts (George Seldes, compiler)

12 "As St. John says, perfect love casts out all fear. (1 John 4:18)" Spiritual Canticle (St. John of the Cross)

13 "We must see with total clarity that what is not love is fear. And we must understand that every negative emotion therefore derives from fear." Everyday Grace, Having Hope, Finding Forgiveness, and Making Miracles (Marianne Williamson)

14 "We are continually renewed and reborn whenever we drink fully and fearlessly from the cup of the wine of life." The Spiral Dance, A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess (Starhawk (Miriam Simos))

15 "Fear…is the great betrayer of Self." A Return to Love, Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles (Marianne Williamson)

16 "What's there to be afraid of when you're part of everything? That makes fear being afraid of yourself." Duncton Found (William Horwood)

17 "As the Upanishads put it, 'Wherever there is other, there is fear." Grace and Grit: Spirituality and Healing in the Life and Death of Treya Killam Wilber (Ken Wilber)

18 "Whatever your trouble be….O children of a heavenly Father, be not afraid!" Cardinal John H. Newman (1801-1890) Daily Strength for Daily Needs (Mary Wilder Tileston, Compiler)

19 "Freedom from fear lets us say yes to life. When we have seen past the shadow, everything can be perceived as grace." Shadows of the Sacred: Seeing Through Spiritual Illusions (Frances Vaughan, Ph.D.)

20 "As the Upanishad says, 'Dvitiyad vai bhayam bhavati: Certainly fear is born of duality.' Whenever and wherever there is a sense of two, fear or suffering can exist." Maharishi Mahesh Yogi On The Bhagavad-Gita (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

21 "Living in fear is like being frozen. It's said that the Buddha taught love – particularly 'metta', loving-kindness – as antidote to fear." Sharon Salzberg, Buddhist teacher, 'The Power of Loving-Kindness' Handbook for the Heart, Original Writings on Love (Richard Carlson and Benjamin Shield, editors)

22 “Remember the acronym for fear: False Evidence Appearing Real, and stay in love and peace.” Questions and Answers on Conversations With God (Neale Donald Walsch)

23 "The Soul is immortal and fearless. The Soul is the fearless Eternal." The Brihad Aranyaka Upanishad Reincarnation: The Phoenix Fire Mystery (Cranston/Head, editors)

24 "When fear is expressed, we recognize it as anger, abuse, disease, pain, greed, addiction, selfishness, obsession, corruption, violence, and war." A Return to Love, Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles (Marianne Williamson)

25 "All fear is a sign of want of faith." Mohandes Gandhi (1869-1948), Hindu national leader, 'Letters From Bapu' The Great Thoughts (George Seldes, compiler)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite