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

2 "Fear is the direct result of error….fear and similar feelings are only the accompanying phemonena of the progress of man to freedom." An Outline of Occult Science (Rudolf Steiner)

3 "There are only two energies at the core of the human experience: love and fear. Love grants freedom, fear takes it away. Love opens up, fear closes down. Love invites full expression, fear punishes it." Communion with God (Neale Donald Walsch)

4 "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)

5 "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)

6 "In the many roles I've played in my life, in the many things I've done, the common thread I had to transcend was the invisible boundary of fear within me. When I felt this fear, I felt shrunken, condensed, and bound. It was only when I broke the boundary of this fear that I suddenly found that there was nothing to it – this fear was a result of my own thinking. When I broke the boundary of this fear and looked back at it, it was like seeing a shadow disappear." Edgar D. Mitchell, Ph.D., sixth person to walk on the moon, 'The Final Frontier: From Outer Space to Inner Space' Experiencing the Soul (Eliot Jay Rosen, editor)

7 "Fear of a thing prevents us from seeing it properly." How To Know Higher Worlds: A Modern Path of Initiation (Rudolf Steiner)

8 "Perhaps you feel that having an intimate relationship with the Divine is beyond you, reserved for others….This is not so. It is part of our heritage; it is yours and mind to have. All we need do is learn how to let go of our fear, for fear maintains the barriers of separation." God Is A Verb, Kabbalah and the Practice of Mystical Judaism (Rabbi David A. Cooper)

9 "The universe is a great system of vibrations we draw to us by our feelings: fear draws fear, love draws love." Lynne Sharon Schwartz, novelist, 'Fatigue Artist' Spiritual Literacy, Reading the Sacred in Everyday Life (Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat)

10 "Every illusion is one of fear, whatever form it takes." A Course in Miracles, Foundation for Inner Peace A Course in Miracles (Helen Schucman and William Thetford)

11 "We must all come to accept that thought forms of separation and fear – with their inevitably violent results – have no place on this planet anymore; they are too dangerous to the survival of the species." Everyday Grace, Having Hope, Finding Forgiveness, and Making Miracles (Marianne Williamson)

12 "Fearlessness means being able to respond accurately to the phenomenal world altogether." Shambhala (Chogyam Trungpa)

13 "The terrors of the world are the chrysalis of Self-discovery. We emerge from the necessary far country of ignorance and its anguish, to rediscover the Child within and 'return' to the Father's house." The Child Within Us Lives!, A Synthesis of Science, Religion and Metaphysics (William Samuel)

14 "As you begin to realize that God is lovingly in charge of your life, you may also understand that there is really nothing to fear." Worldwide Laws of Life: 200 Eternal Spiritual Principles (John Marks Templeton)

15 "Memorise and use at all times, when swept by illusory fears and needless foreboding, the following formula or prayer: 'Let reality govern my every thought, and truth be the master of my life." A Treatise on White Magic (Alice A. Bailey)

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

17 "Wherever there is other, there is fear." The Upanishads The Atman Project (Ken Wilber)

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

19 “Freedom from fear is contact with the Source.” Mary Within (David Richo)

20 "Perfect love casts out fear. Perfect love is right within you, ready to be sent forth in ever-widening circles. Learn how to release that perfect love within that casts out fear." Drawing the Larger Circle, How to Love and Be Loved (Jack and Cornelia Addington)

21 "Still, the offer to love instead of fear remains. We can choose again, at any moment." Everyday Grace, Having Hope, Finding Forgiveness, and Making Miracles (Marianne Williamson)

22 "There are only two core emotions: love and fear. And love is to fear as light is to darkness; in the presence of one, the other disappears. As we shift our perceptions from fear to love – sometimes in cases where it's not so hard and ultimately in cases where it takes spiritual mastery to do so – we become miracle workers in the truest sense. For when our minds are surrendered to love, they are surrendered to a higher power. And from that, all miracles follow." The Gift of Change, Spiritual Guidance for a Radically New Life (Marianne Williamson)

23 "Fear is the mind-killer. I will not give in to it." Frank Herbert, 'Dune' The Mystic Hours, A Daybook of Interspiritual Wisdom & Devotion (Wayne Teasdale)

24 "When we are afraid of ourselves and afraid of the seeming threat the world presents, then we become extremely selfish." Shambhala (Chogyam Trungpa)

25 “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)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite