Fear


" … . It's weird to watch my own risk-taking, not knowing where it will end up. The old negative feeling of potential failure is always around the corner … . "
Aquarian Conspiracy Page 97


" … . In our own biology is the key to the prison, the fear of fear, the illusion of isolation.Whole brain knowing shows us the tyranny of culture and habit. It restores our autonomy, interates our pain and anxiety. We are free to create, change, communicate. We are free to ask "Why?" and "Why not?" …
Aquarian Page 103


"In Escape From Freedom, Fromm describes how freedom can be frightening and how, therefore, many people run from freedom. They seek safety in answers provided by others. For example, it would be more satisfying to create our own art for our homes, and life would be richer for everyone if we were surrounded by creative expression. However, in a society that doesn't support creativity (and prefers consumerism instead), people are encouraged to deny their own creativity … ."
Eric Fromm

 

"Fear can keep us from innovating, risking, creating. Yet we settle for only the illusion of safety. We prolong our discomfort, and we are troubled in our sleep. On one level we know that we are in danger, avoiding change in a changing world. The only strategies imaginative enough to rescue us will come from listening to our "other" consciousness … ."
 Aquarian Page 301

 

"(Martin) Buber is best known for his philosophy of dialogue, a religious existentialism centered on the distinction between direct, mutual relations (called by him the "I-Thou" relationship, or dialogue), in which each person confirms the other as of unique value, and indirect, utilitarian relations (designated the "I-It" relationship, or monologue), in which each person knows and uses others but does not really see or value them for themselves. In the former, a true dialogue exists because the I interrelates totally with the Thou, creating a union, a bonding, between the two. The I-Thou relationship involves risks, because total involvement cannot calculate injuries that may be inflicted on the I by the Thou. Human relationships can only approximate the perfect I-Thou dialogue. When people are in a genuine dialogue with God (the only perfect Thou), the true I-Thou relationship is present. Buber's philosophy of dialogue has had a wide influence on thinkers of many faiths, including such important Protestant theologians as Swiss Karl Barth and Emil Brunner, German-born American Paul Tillich, and American Reinhold Niebuhr."
Island of Freedom