Every action taken by human beings is based in love or fear, not simply those dealing with relationships. Decisions affecting business, industry, politics, religion, the education of your young, the social agenda of your nations, the economic goals of your society, choices involving war, peace, attack, defense, aggression, submission; determinations to covet or give away, to save or to share, to unite or to divide – every single free choice you ever undertake arises out of one of the only two possible thoughts there are: a thought of love or a thought of fear.
Fear is the energy which contracts, closes down, draws in, runs, hides, hoards, harms.
Love is the energy which expands, opens up, sends out, stays, reveals, shares, heals.
Fear wraps our bodies in clothing, love allows us to stand naked. Fear clings to and clutches all that we have, love gives all that we have away. Fear holds close, love holds dear. Fear grasps, love lets go. Fear rankles, love soothes. Fear attacks, love amends.
Every human thought, word, or deed is based in one emotion or the other. You have no choice about this, because there is nothing else from which to choose. But you have free choice about which of these to select.
– Neale Donald Walsch, Conversations with God, book 1
Hello Fear my old friend. I thank you for all you have done to keep me safe. I can see you sitting beside me, holding my hand. On my left I feel Love. She is growing, has flowers blooming in her hair, is shining her warm light into my heart. The armor you helped me build is melting. You are a shadow of your former self, fading into love’s brilliance. I imagine we will be lifelong companions and I welcome your help when necessary. I just want you to know I don’t need you so much anymore. Feel free to relax, take a deep breath, take a back seat. The pressure’s off.