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Emerging from the bondage of fear into the wondrous Kingdom of Love is at the very heart of our spiritual journey. As we awaken to this truth we extend that same love to others and see them in an entirely new way. It is well to observe good lifestyle habits of eating and exercising but if we do this from the viewpoint of fear of what will happen if we don’t live this way, we are acting from fear, not from love. Fear brings us down (see Job 3:25). To truly love ourselves means to see ourselves and others as spiritual beings in God’s image and likeness, ever reflecting His love. In essence we are pure unconditional love which constitutes our true humanity. Fear evaporates as such love is realized for fear and love are incompatible and can’t co-exist.
"Your fears are a kind of prison that confines you within a limited range of action. The less you fear, the more power you will have and the more fully you will live.”--Robert Greene