Behind the Mask of Fear

What do we fear the most? Love, unconditional love. Learning to see intuitively, we truly see. And when we have eyes to see, we are fearless. We may not feel fearless but we know how to face our fear – to know it as it truly is. That’s how we vanquish it – right there. Never give up a heart of love but give up fear of suffering. With faith in our deepest intention to free ourselves, courage rises up. We remember the pure love hidden behind the mask of fear. It is a harmlessness, a radiance, an inexhaustible peace. True disarmament is not in the world but in the heart. A talk given at a weeklong SIMT retreat, Chapin Mill, USA, 2018