I credit this man with teaching me the significance of one of the deepest wisdoms.
He said in a lecture:
“Fear, in certain circumstances, can be a helpful teacher too.”
My immediate reaction inwardly was disgust: no, love is the only teacher, my inner argument cried.
But then I stepped back and I saw the deeper vision of his impersonal wisdom.
If you can comprehend the nature of ignorance, then you can see its potential impact and that is frightening.
In the implication of dire consequences is the seed of the antidote. And, in that very specific sense, fear can be a mirror to a deeper love. He was right. I was wrong in my reaction.
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