Dare the Dark: Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself

Fear is a major factor in life today even though we are the safest society that has ever lived. Fear of the unknown is the major cause of this fear and for the most part this fear leads to irrational behaviors. “What if…” paralyzes action and causes more missed opportunities than other current fear. And there is nothing to fear.

“Dare the dark” is a Matthew Fox mantra from his book Creation Spirituality that challenges the person to overcome his or her fear take action. This liberating mantra helps one rid themselves of the paralyzing fear because daring the dark becomes an adventure with rare if any dire consequences. Thus, the thrill of the strange (i.e., new and intimate) makes the experience worthwhile.

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