Charles Fillmore says fear is the dust that gets in our eyes.
It keeps us from seeing what we need to see and when we let go of that fear and make peace with that fear—we make it our sacred friend. Then, we can become committed to fully living without any hesitation or self -doubt.
Very simply stated fear is the absence of love. Fear is the feeling that we are separated from our Source. The way out of fear is to focus upon love and gratitude. FEAR = False Evidence Appearing Real. Most facts fueled by negative thinking can create situations which appear to be real. When we turn away from the fear and turn to God, we know there is nothing to be afraid of because we know nothing can separate us from God. Many people live out another acronym for fear: Former Experience Actually Repeating. When we react to a present situation based upon past experience we may be fearful.
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