The choice is always ours.
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” When FDR said this in his first inaugural address on March 4th, 1933 America was in the grip of a deep economic depression, exacerbated by great clouds of dust howling over the central plains of America, bankrupting and displacing millions. FDR understood the paralyzing power of fear. Whether you agree with the political course FDR set this country on is immaterial, the critical point is that as a leader he understood the power of fear. Living on the Spiritual Basis we confront fear where it lives, in our consciousness. Fear brings darkness to our thoughts, squeezing hope out, the sense of impending doom endeavoring to overpower us.
In truth however: Fear is a liar. To be crystal clear: everyone dies of something; the flesh we inhabit one day will fail. Money comes and money goes. Jobs end and begin. We may fall out of love or someone we love may fall out of love with us. Accidents happen. The choice is ours as to how we handle the inevitable twists and turns of life. Do we cower in fear, paralyzed or step out in faith, demonstrating reliance on a power greater than ourselves?
Freedom comes when we turn in all things to the Miraculous which has all knowledge and power, is the light banishing the darkness of fear, providing the keys to the kingdom, replacing the dread surrounding our heart with the surety of salvation, enabling us to meet perceived calamity with poise and serenity, putting the truth to fears lie. How is this accomplished? By choosing consistent prayer, meditation and selfless service in the face of stultifying fear. Our greatest gift is free will; out of free will we choose to create the life and path we walk. Fear or freedom, darkness or light, bondage in self or salvation. The choice is always ours.
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