But there is no reason to live and no limit to our miseries if we let our fears predominate.”
Seneca, Moral Letters, 13.12b
Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself - nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.” - FDR
He’d not surrender and inch to fear.
Fear, I like to tell my congregants, is an acronym: Fantasies Experienced As Reality. It’s from these fantasies which misery’s necessary delusions arise. Fear is the result of our imagination being hijacked and stolen by a cowardly ego.
Fear makes us faint-hearted. Fear makes us fragile.
(See y’all tomorrow)