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Cave of fear!

No one had ever returned from there!  The townsfolk lived in terror that one day the monster would leave the cave, so they regularly left gifts and food at the mouth of the cave, and these always soon disappeared.
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One day, a young man came to town, and, fearlessly, he went inside, finding his way with a torch.  At first, the monster had a good, long laugh, then went quiet.  Finally he arrived at a huge cavern, so as he approached it he felt that something had hit him hard on his back!  This pushed him into a hole in the rock; and so, he couldn’t avoid it and fell through.  “Darn it, I think the monster has swallowed me,” he said anxiously in his mind while falling.  But as he fell, he heard music and voices.  They got clearer…  And clearer…  And when he made a soft landing at the bottom, he heard, “Surprise!!”

Hardly believing it, he found himself right in the middle of a big party.  The party-goers were all those people who had never returned to the town.  They explained to him that this place had been the idea of an old mayor of the town:  That mayor had tried to accomplish great things, but was always held back by the fears of the people around him; so the mayor had invented the story of the monster to demonstrate to people how such an attitude was so limiting.  So the young man stayed there, enjoying the party and the company of all those who had dared to approach the cave...


So it goes without saying now, if you penetrate into the dark cave of your own mind and dwell meditatively and patiently there, befriend any fears living there, you will transmute fear into love, attitude of defeat into attitude of confidence and passion for your personal goals and your life in general.


fear-quotes

“Fear is the main source of superstition, and the main source of cruelty.  To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.” ~ Bertrand Russell; British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic, political activist, and Nobel laureate.

 

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