Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Krishnamurti on Fear 1: Resistance Doesn't End It
Being free from something is not freedom.

It is not that you must be free from fear. The moment you try to free yourself from fear, you create a resistance against fear. Resistance, in any form, does not end fear - it will always be there, though you may try to escape from it, resist it, control it, run away from it and so on, it will always be there. The running away, the controlling, the suppressing, all are forms of resistance; and the fear continues even though you develop greater strength to resist. So we are not talking about being free from fear. Being free from something is not freedom.

...what is important it that one should totally, right through one's being, psychologically, end fear.

from 'Flight of the Eagle

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