|"For it is in our fear that we feel the need to isolate ourselves or control others," Mark Nepo|
Fear is a very powerful emotion. The Course in Miracles tells us that there is only fear and love. Perhaps that is true. It seems that a lot of anger is really a reaction out of fear. Wars are started because we fear what some other entity might do. In our personal lives we do isolate ourselves out of fear of someone hurting us and we do attempt to control others because of our own fear. When someone else starts changing in personality qualities or behavior, we sometimes react out of fear and try to control them -- to get them to stop changing, because the change scares us. What if, instead, we made our decisions and actions out of love? What difference would that make in your life?