Reading the words of Chogyam Trungpa this morning, from his classic book, Shambhala, The Sacred Path of the Warrior:
In order to experience fearlessness, it is necessary to experience fear.
There are innumerable strategies that we use to take our minds off of fear.
Fear has to be acknowledged.
Acknowledging fear is not a cause for depression or discouragement.
Going beyond fear begins when we examine our fear: our anxiety, nervousness, concern, and restlessness.
Discovering fearlessness comes from working with the softness of the human heart.
The ideal of warriorship is that the warrior should be sad and tender, and because of that, the warrior can be very brave as well.