Daily Wisdom / Ocean of Dharma

Fearlessness is not a Tiger or a Bear

Book coverFearlessness is not like a wild tiger or brown bear that is locked up in a cage and growls every time you open the door. Fearlessness is powerful, but it also contains gentleness and constant loneliness and sadness. Wisdom and consideration for others are also part of fearlessness. When you are more fearless, you become more available and kinder to others, more considerate and more touched by others.

From Smile at Fear: Awakening the True Heart of Bravery, by Chögyam Trungpa, page 78.

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