Hawkins / Angst





BW 100+


Tarantula, Vogelspinne



Fürchte dich nicht!

Der am häufigsten [88 mal] verwendete Satz im Alten Testament ist:

Fürchte dich nicht!


Angst treibt zu großen Teilen die Welt um. Die Welt erscheint dem Ängstlichen gefährlich und bedrohlich. Angst ist der treibende Motivator für nimmermüdes Schaffen und Aktionismus.


Daergerthrthrzhjbdestgfahäntuzdrfhbtzdrfhgxbrszdxtfhlichen Angst, die ursprüngliche Angst vor dem Tod, der Auslöschung. Sich dieser zehrenden Emotion in jeder Abstufung zu stellen, die Angst zu durchleben und GOTT zu vertrauen, bedeutet, die Angst GOTT zu übergeben.


Zitate zum Thema Angst / Fear

Zitate von D. Hawkins

⚠ Achtung Siehe Power vs. Truth (engl.) Januar 2013

  • Fürchte nicht das Böse und bekämpfe es nicht. Meide es einfach. Quelle unbekannt


  • Geh' durch alle Ängste hindurch – wie dem auch immer sei!
    Alle Ängste sind Illusionen. Übergib sie Gott. Quelle unbekannt


  • Willst du einer Bedrängnis entwachsen, so stelle dir das schlimmstmögliche Szenarium dazu vor, das dir widerfahren könnte und setze dich ihm aus. Quelle unbekannt


Verängstigtes Kind in der Nacht
  • Ganz gleich, wie schlimm die Umstände erscheinen mögen oder die Situation sich entwickeln mag, sage dir fortwährend: "Na und!" Quelle unbekannt


  • Unter den scheinbar schlimmsten Umständen (bis zum Augenblick des Geköpftwerdens) denke unablässig:
    "Es ist jetzt OK, es ist jetzt OK, [...]!" Quelle unbekannt



  • Das Ego scheint ein Produkt der Angst zu sein, und sein Zweck scheint darin zu bestehen, das Erleben des nächsten Augenblicks zu kontrollieren sowie das Überleben sicherzustellen. Es scheint hin und her zu schwanken zwischen Zukunftsangst, dem Bedauern vergangener Tage, Wünschen und dem Gefühl der Endlichkeit, das den Handlungsfluss durch die Illusion des Mangels bestimmt. Mit einem Gefühl von Vollständigkeit versiegt das Verlangen. Das, was sich für endlich hält, fürchtet um sein Überleben, denn es unterliegt der Zeit und der Illusion der Kausalität. FU Das All-sehende Auge, S. 42-43, 2005

Quotes by D. Hawkins

Personal avowals


Neutral state:

Neither fear nor bravado

  • I have walked through a crowd of cutthroats who would have readily attacked a person who was holding fear and done it with happy, gleeful smiles on their faces. [...] Had I come from fear, they would have challenged that boldness and attacked me. Safety came from letting go of the fear. Without fear or bravado, there was nothing for them to play off of emotionally. Healing and Recovery, chapter 9 "Worry, Fear, and Anxiety", S. 283, 2009
⚠ Caveat See Power vs. Truth, January 2013

  • All fear is illusion. Surrender it to God. Source unknown


  • Walk through all fear no matter what! Source unknown


  • Fear: At the level of 100 a lot more life energy is available – fear of danger is healthy. Fear runs much of the world, spurring on endless activity. Fear of enemies, of old age or death, of rejection, and a multitude of social fears are basic motivators in most people's lives. From the viewpoint of this level, the world looks hazardous, full of traps and threats. [...] Fear limits growth of the personality and leads to inhibition. Because it takes energy to rise above Fear, the oppressed are unable to reach a higher level unaided. Thus the fearful seek strong leaders who appear to have conquered their own Fears to lead them out of its slavery. Power vs. Force. The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, chapter 4 "Levels of Human Consciousness", S. 80, Hay House, February 2002


  • The ego appears to be the product of fear, and its purpose is to control the next instant of experience and ensure its survival. It seems to vacillate between fear of the future and regret of the past, and the desire and sense of time which repels action stems from the illusion of lack. The Eye of the I from Which Nothing is Hidden, S. 18, Veritas Publishing, revised edition 2002



Fear of uncertainty

  • In serious spiritual work, it is necessary to have a few simple, basic tools which are absolutely dependable and safe to rely on in order to walk through the fear of uncertainty. One basic truth that is of inestimable value and usefulness is the dictum that all fear is fallacious and not based on truth. Fear is overcome by walking directly through it until one breaks through into the joy that fear is blocking. The joy that follows facing any spiritual fear comes from the discovery that it was merely an illusion without basis or reality. The Eye of the I from Which Nothing is Hidden, S. 106, Veritas Publishing, revised edition 2002


  • Fears are eliminated by graceful acceptance of the qualities inherent in the human condition which brings to awareness the comforting realization that one's discomforts are shared equally by all. This results in a healing compassion towards all life. To become loving brings an end to the fear of loss of love, for lovingness engenders love wherever it goes. I. Reality and Subjectivity, S. 200, 2003




  • From the viewpoint of this level [Fear], the world appears hazardous, filled with traps and threats. Fear is the favored official tool for control by oppressive totalitarian agencies. The proliferation of fears is as limitless as the human imagination. Once one focuses on fear, the endless fearful events of the world feed it. Fear becomes obsessive and may take any form, e.g. fear of the loss of a relationship leads to jealousy and a chronically high stress level. Fearful thinking can balloon into paranoia or generate neurotic defensive structures, and because it is contagious, it can become a dominant social trend. Transcending Levels of Consciousness. The Stairway to Enlightenment, S. 107, 2006



Alternative source:

Along the Path to Enlightenment. 365 Reflections from David R. Hawkins, edited by Scott Jeffrey, January 2011

  • Underlying all fears is the primordial, instinctual fear of death itself, and therefore much inner work can be bypassed by deenergizing this fear as early as possible in one's spiritual work. The fear of physical death arises from the animal instinct plus the narcissism of the ego, which is in love with itself. Death implies an end of experiencing, and experiencing is equated with life; therefore, the ego clings to that which is linear and familiar. Reality, Spirituality and Modern Man, chapter 14 "Spiritual Pathways", "Temporality", S. 282-283, 2008


  • Of course, what we fear we hold in mind, and what we hold in mind tends to manifest, so the fears of old age, the very things we begin to fear, are the very things that begin to manifest. […] Actually, we are unconscious most of our lives and have amnesia about most of it because of the millions of things we do remember. Healing and Recovery, chapter 7 "The Aging Process", S. 210, 2009




Fear is overcome by identification with the bigger field we are.

  • Fear is a level of consciousness to be addressed where it is, not in its expression and extension into the world – fear of this, fear of that – and not trying to handle it on the level of the particular but handling it instead as a level of consciousness. This is done by becoming aware of that which we are, which is greater than the fear, and learning to disidentify with the emotion so we are not that. We are an overall field in which fear is being experienced. It becomes a small thing occurring within the greater context in which we become aware of ourselves as that which we really are. Healing and Recovery, chapter 9 "Worry, Fear, and Anxiety", S. 267, 2009


  • One of the biggest obstacles to handling and letting go of fear is the fear of fear itself. […] Once we are no longer afraid of fear, it becomes a very simple matter. Healing and Recovery, chapter 9 "Worry, Fear, and Anxiety", S. 267, 2009



"I am the source of my fearfulness."

  • There is no way of overcoming one's fear of the world because
    • there is no way the world can be controlled to end one's fears,
    • nor can fears be overcome by changing society,
    • by changing the law, or by changing the rules.
The source of fearfulness is within oneself.
Healing and Recovery, chapter 9 "Worry, Fear, and Anxiety", S. 271, 2009


  • Mind is so powerful that the way it holds our experience literally determines our experience. Fearfulness creates a certain view of the world and tends to become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Recent university research, as well as our own research, shows that what one holds in mind tends to manifest within one's experience of the world. The world of our own experience then becomes the external representation of what we have been holding in mind, so our life is really a world of mirrors. What we are actually seeing and experiencing is a projection of our own level of consciousness. This is difficult to believe and fully grasp, but to give us a glimpse of it is a whole field of study in itself. The sage Ramana Maharshi taught that the world you see (perception) does not even exist and is illusory (the Buddha's "Maya"). Healing and Recovery, S. 288, 2009


  • There are really only two expression of emotion – love, which starts at 500 and becomes infinite in its expression, and fear, which begins at 100 and goes ever downward in its expression. Therefore, the handling of all the negative feelings arises out of the willingness to accept that we have the power within us to handle this inner fearfulness, to recognize that we are the source of it, and to stop projecting it onto the world or God. No one created a fearful world; there is no such thing. The fearful world is within us. We carry it with us and thus we can let it go. We can let the fear of the fear go, as well as fear itself, and move into the presence of Love. Healing and Recovery, S. 298, 2009



  • Religions which are based on the fear of sin rather than on the love of God are inherently weak. Interview The Path of Simplicity, presented by the US American magazine In Light Times, March 2005



On anxiety and anguish

  • These [anxiety] states come and go, you see. Because you work your way through a big stack and you are above your karma, so now you go into a state of semi-bliss, euphoria, happiness etc. Now you have earned the right to handle the next big stack that comes up. From this level you are entitled to handle this. Don't forget how far down to hell I went, to unearth that which was blocking that which was extremely high. So you are just rising above your karma. You will see the Christian saints, […] they will tell you how they went from elated states to states of despair. 'O my beloved how could you have deserted me'. States of great anguish, you see. Don't worry about the states of great anguish. Just surrender the anguish to God and constantly surrender all of it. Don't resist the anguish if it should come up because if you are serious, it will very likely come up again. I never knew anybody who just went into a state of happiness and stayed there all the way to Enlightenment, you see. The Buddha was beset by demons, Jesus Christ sweat blood. So there's anguish all the way. I don't like to say that because it sounds like a program, but experientially it is what goes on and you say: 'This too I surrender to Thee O Lord, whatever this anguish may mean or whatever it signifies.' Sedona Seminar Spiritual Practice and Daily Life, CD 4 of 4, 21. October 2006


  • To surrender to God is to die. At that moment the warrior within you comes and then arises the fear of death. You have never experienced it before (death). There is the fear of death and the fear of the void. What arises is the terror of nothingness. At that moment, the energy of those who have been through it comes to you and you will remember to walk straight ahead no matter what. No matter how severe the fear, the greatest fear of all, walk through it. The terror lasts for an ungodly minute and then one has made it through. Sedona Seminar Realization of the Self: Final Moments, 3 DVD set, 14. December 2002


  • There is one basic saying in Zen that one can rely on completely: Walk through all fear no matter what, committed to spiritual truth, no matter what. Sedona Seminar Realization of the Self: Final Moments, 3 DVD set, 14. December 2002


  • Fear has to do with not knowing that you're safe at all times. The mind will try to justify that fear as a rational decision. It's based on control, trying to control the future. As you get more sophisticated, you realize that survival is a function of the spirit, not of the ego. Sedona Seminar Thought and Ideation, 3 DVD set, 28. February 2004


  • Fear and agony tells you that it's the ego, so surrender it because it's not Truth. Sedona Seminar Thought and Ideation, 3 DVD set, 28. February 2004



Psalm 91:

When contemplating Psalm 91 Dr. Hawkins found a snake sitting at his doorstep. In view of the serpent he recontextualized Psalm 91 and stepped over it without being harmed.

  • 'Those who place their faith in the Highest have nothing to fear because you will become dear to me and you will be under the protection of my wings'. Well, if you live that truth [...] transformative [...] you start to cry to even hear it because you know it's true. 'To those who are dear to me, ten thousand shall fall at their side and you shall step over the serpent under my wings.' You will be under Divine protection. Sedona Seminar The Ego and The Self, DVD 3 of 3, minute 1:16:38, 11. December 2004


  • This then is the radical solution to inner problem.
    ➤ What we resist gains command of our lives.
    ➤ What we accept the worst of begins to vanish.

    Guilt and fear and worry and hate cannot possibly have any hold over our lives, except that which we give it by resistance. Sedona Seminar Transcending Barriers, 3 DVD set, 18. June 2005


  • Surrender the fear of death to God and the whole stack of fears collapse. When you have no fear of death, you are fearless. Sedona Seminar Transcending Obstacles, 3 DVD set, 3. September 2005



The rollercoaster ride of the straight and narrow path

  • The energy is that of the Field [...] and you surrender to the field and you do go through transformative phases and stages. You go through phases where you feel like you're coming off your hinges [...] and strange and unnatural. But, these are normal.
    Know that all things are within the infinite harmony of God. Nobody can be lost to God. No matter how upset or strange. People go through inner dissociative states, but where you're at is always within the province of Divinity and is known to God. So you can never be lost to God. The ego may have to adjust to a different perception of itself but there is no way of being lost to Divinity, therefore, to love.
    And you can affirm repeatedly "My reality is at one with Divine Harmony. My life is controlled by Divine Harmony. Everything is in Divine order. My life is in control." Because the reality is the Self with a capital "S" is the emergence of the Divine order. [...] The only thing that gets upset with shifts and change is the ego. What is stressful to the ego is often the delight of the Self. [...]
    So, fear not! Just surrender it to God. Don't worry about it. Just know at all times that you cannot get lost to God. God's infinite harmony includes all of us and you go through transitional periods where you feel like you're out of balance but that is because the advancement of Consciousness itself. Therefore, don't be afraid. Sedona Seminar Serenity, DVD 3 of 3, minute 53:59, August 2005

Zitate von anderen Quellen

(a) "Fürchte dich nicht." oder (b) "Fürchtet euch nicht."
Obige Wortkombinationen kommen im Singular (a) 63 mal vor und im Plural (b) 41 mal vor.
Zusammen wurden 104 Treffer in der Bibel gefunden.


Persönliche Einsichten

Fear, 1893-1895
Maria Yakunchikova (1870-1902) Russian painter



  • Wenn du dich ehrlich auf unangenehme Erfahrungen freuen kannst, gibt es nichts mehr im Leben zu fürchten. Du siehst dann alles als ein Geschenk an, das dir Selbsterkenntnis bringen kann. Byron Katie [BW 590 since 1987] (*1942) US-amerikanische spirituelle Lehrerin, Autorin, Beschreibung von The Work, undatiert



  • Wir stürzen in eine Welt des stummen Grauens. [...] Wenn das passiert, sind wir dem Tod schon sehr nahe, sind beinahe schon hinter die Angst gekommen. Alles, was wir jetzt noch tun müssen, ist,
    ➤ bereit zu sein, dass die Angst uns verschlinge;
    ➤ aufzugeben, etwas kontrollieren zu wollen, das mächtiger ist als wir selbst;
    ➤ aufzuhören, uns gegen etwas zu stemmen, das stärker ist als wir selbst.
    ➤ Nicht mehr entkommen zu wollen, denn das ist das einzige, das uns befreit. Anne Wilson Schaef Livinginprocess.com US-amerikanische Psychotherapeutin, Frauenrechtlerin, Suchtforscherin, Autorin, Mein Weg zur Heilung. Jenseits von Wissenschaft und Therapie, S. 270, Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag (dtv), 1995


  • Wo die Angst ist, da geht's lang. Nina Ruge (*1956) deutsche Fernsehmoderatorin, Journalistin, Autorin, Der unbesiegbare Sommer in uns. Der Wegweiser zu unserem ureigenen Kraftort, Titelüberschrift von Kapitel 1, Kailash Verlag, 2013


  • Angst ist der größte Feind der Liebe. Man fühlt sich dann, als klammere sich ein Ertrinkender an einen. Man möchte ihn retten, weiß aber, dass er in seiner panischen Angst den Retter mit ins Verderben reißt. Anais Nin (1903-1977) französisch-kubanische Schriftstellerin, Aphorismus


Referenz: de.Wikiquote-Eintrag Angst


  • Drei Viertel alles Bösen, das in der Welt getan wird, geschieht aus Furchtsamkeit: und diese ist vor allem ein physiologischer Vorgang! Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900) deutscher klassischer Gelehrter, Philologe, Kulturkritiker, Philosoph des Nihilismus [BW 120], Schriftsteller, Werke in drei Bänden, Band I, Viertes Buch, Morgenröte, 538. "Moralischer Irrsinn des Genies", S. 1258-1259, Ernst Schmeitzner Verlag, Chemnitz, 1882, Carl Hanser Verlag, München, 1954/1956


Film- und Dokumentationszitate

  • Furcht ist der Pfad zur dunklen Seite.
    ⚑ Furcht führt zu Wut,
    ⚑ Wut führt zu Hass,
    ⚑ Hass führt zu unsäglichem Leid.
    Filmzeile der Filmfigur Jedi-Meister Yoda, Jedi-Meister aus dem US-amerikanischen Film Krieg der Sterne, 1977

Quotes by various other sources

There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. 1. John 4, 18 (NT)


Personal avowals


See also:


  • I am not afraid for God is with me. It was for this that I was born.
    Joan of Arc (1411-1431) French Catholic saint, martyr, national heroine of France, source unknown



  • The thing I fear most is fear. Michel de Montaigne [LoC 440] (1533-1592) influential French Renaissance philosopher, politician, writer, Essays, book I, chapter 18, 1580


  • I do not care for the allegiance of the people. All we ask for is their fear. Adolf Hitler [Führer, Reichskanzler] [LoC 430⇒40] (1889-1945) Austrian-German fascist leader of the Nazi Party during the Third Reich (1933-1945)


  • The best political weapon is the weapon of terror. Cruelty commands respect. Men may hate us. But, we don't ask for their love; only for their fear. Heinrich Himmler [⇒LoC 35] (1900-1945) German Reichsführer of the Schutzstaffel (SS), military commander, leading member of the Nazi Party (NSDAP) of Nazi Germany, source unknown



  • Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence. Pope John Paul II [LoC 570] (1920-2005) Polish theologian, 264th head of the Catholic Church (1978-2005), beatification in 2011, Catholic Bible 101



Said during a bank panic

  • The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. Franklin D. Roosevelt [Influence LoC 499] (1882-1945) 32nd US president during World War II (1933-1945), 32nd degree Freemason, war criminal, First Inaugural Address, 4. March 1933


  • Whoever is willing to lay down anxiety shall find Me. Whoever will lose his hold on material advancements shall find Me. He who persists in anxiety has never found Me. I am found in the light of the dropping of fears, the dropping of cares, the dropping of efforts, the dropping of anguish, the dropping of subjugation to man or woman through fear or desire to please. I am One Light. I will not have a heart divided by thoughts bent on things of matter and hearts set on mechanical copies of My Kingdom of Peace. 'If thine eye be single, the whole body is Light.' 'The light of Me is the light of the body. Lo, I come.' Emma Curtis Hopkins [Teacher of teachers] [LoC 485] (1849-1925) US American New Thought organizer, primary theologian, feminist, mystic, prophet, ordaining women at the Christian Science Theological Seminary, Chicago, writer, The Gospel Series, S. 132, Wise Woman Press, 1st edition 12. November 2006



  • When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid. Audre Lorde (1934-1992) Caribbean-American activist, poet, writer, The Cancer Journals, Aunt Lute Books, 1980, 1997




  • The enemy is fear. We think it is hate, but it is fear. Mohandas Karamchand Mahatma Gandhi [LoC 760] (1869-1948) Indian Hindu sage, spiritual activist leader, humanitarian, lawyer, nonviolent freedom fighter, unsourced quote


  • We intensify fear by trying to force it away. It might seem counter-intuitive, but the first step in healing fear is accepting it. […] Instead of pushing away our difficult moments, we soften to them, allowing those moments a wider pasture and meeting them with clarity and compassion. Stephen Levine (1937-2016) US American teacher on death and dying, poet, author, Unattended Sorrow. Recovering from Loss and Reviving the Heart, Rodale Books, 1st edition 13. January 2005


North American culture's narrow definition of masculinity is harming boys, men and society at large.

  • The conquest of the fear of death is the recovery of life’s joy. One can experience an unconditional affirmation of life only when one has accepted death, not as contrary to life, but as an aspect of life. Life in its becoming is always shedding death, and on the point of death. The conquest of fear yields the courage of life. Joseph Campbell, Ph.D. [LoC 410] (1904-1987) US American mythologist, expert in comparative mythology and comparative religion, author, The Power of Myth, 1987


  • Fear may come true that which one is afraid of. Viktor Frankl (1905-1997) Austrian neurologist, psychiatrist, psychotherapist, Nazi death camp survivor, meaning researcher, founder of logotherapy, source unknown



  • Your fears are not walls, but hurdles.
    Courage is not the absence of fear, but the conquering of it.
    Dan Millman (*1946) US American Trampolining world champion athlete, university coach, martial arts instructor, college professor, author of self-help books, aphorism


  • There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. If fear exists, then there is not perfect love.
    However: Only perfect love exists. If there is fear, it produces a state that does not exist.
    A Course in Miracles [ACIM] [LoC 550/600], manual for teachers, T-1.VI.5, 3-8, 1976, revised edition 1996


  • The chief activator of our defects has been self centered fear – primarily fear that we would lose something we already possessed or would fail to get something we demanded. Living upon a basis of unsatisfied demands, we were in a state of continual disturbance and frustration. Therefore, no peace was to be had unless we could find a means of reducing these demands. Bill Griffith Wilson [Bill W.] [LoC 540] (1895-1971) US American co-founder of the international mutual aid fellowship Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, Step 7, S. 76, AA World Services, 1st edition 10. February 2002


  • Many people believe that eliminating the apparent causes of fear will eliminate it, but fear, like beauty, is part of the world. The fear of fear results in the growth of terror as well as a loss of the beauty and wonder of the world. By fearing fear, we create the room for terror and panic to grow. People become blinded by fear, driven by anxieties, and increasingly ruled by phobias and obsessions. When we fail to recognize how fear works in the world, we become ruled by it. The point is not to become paralyzed with foreboding or be caught in the panic that can grip the collective and cause people to run blindly in the wrong direction. The point is to willingly go where most fear to go, to follow where the fear might lead and face the ways that the world roars at us. Michael Meade Mosaicvoices.org, US American storyteller, scholar of mythology, psychology, anthropology, ritualist, spokesman in the Men's Movement, author, Why the World Doesn't End. Tales of Renewal in Times of Loss, Greenfire Press, 30. October 2012



Two basic human fears:

Fear of alienation and fear of overwhelm

  • The old meaning of fear is actually 'the way through'. Fear is very close to the word fare, as in thoroughfare, and it means "to go through it." Ultimately, we have to go through what we fear.
    That's why the women's march [21. January 2017] that moved people all over the world was so powerful. It made the statement that we can go towards what we are afraid of and we can blossom and change life. […]
    At this time, like at all other times, we need a combination of hardheadedness at times and openhearted tenderness at times if we are to survive. Michael Meade Mosaicvoices.org, US American storyteller, scholar of mythology, psychology, anthropology, ritualist, spokesman in the Men's Movement, author, Fear is the Way Through, Living Myth podcast #3, minute 5:38, minute 14:49, 18:15 minutes duration, published 24. January 2017



Ethymology of FEAR

  • Fear is an old word that derives from the same roots that give us "fare," as in "thoroughfare." Although it often causes people to run away from troubling situations, at a deeper level, fear means "to go through it." The hidden purpose of fear involves bringing us closer to natural instincts for survival, but also for awakening inner resources and sharpening our intelligence when face with true danger and the basic need to change. Michael Meade Mosaicvoices.org (*1944) US American storyteller, scholar of mythology, psychology, anthropology, ritualist, spokesman in the Men's Movement, author, Facebook comment 9. November 2018


  • When fear is removed it's empowering. If your nervous system is safe you can do lots of interesting things, when your nervous system detects risk and fear you can't even sit in your room without being hypervigilant. Interview with Stephen Porges, Ph.D. stephenporges.com, US American professor of psychiatry and bioenginneering, director of the Brain-Body Center, college of medicine, University of Chicago, Illinois, source and date unknown



Love, trust and empathy vs. fear and doubt

  • Love can only grow in an environment of trust. With trust we lose fear and stop falling in love and we start growing in love.
    If there is even the smallest doubt in any relationship love will never grow to its fullest potential. […] Until we trust and love ourselves completely we will not have the means to love and trust another completely. […] By stepping through our fear we learn to love that which we are without fear. […] Fear is our biggest enemy. […] Fear can only be conquered by learning how to control the brain. The fearless are mindful. They will trust until proven wrong. The fearless spread their calm. […] Without fear there is no need for violence, without fear there is no jealousy, without fear there is no loneliness. Annette Jahnel (*1962) South African photographer, artist, world traveller, public speaker, author, hosting radio show "Thinking Matters" Love 1, MP3, presented by the South African Whale Coast Radio 96 fm, minute 24:26, minute 27:19, 34:40 minutes duration, aired 18. April 2016, posted 20. April 2016


  • Not only does fear grease the wheels of the transition to fascism by cultivating fearful, controlled, pacified, cowed citizens, but it also embeds itself in our very DNA so that we pass on our fear and compliance to our offspring. It's called epigenetic inheritance, the transmission through DNA of traumatic experiences.
    In other words, fear, trauma and compliance can be passed down through the generations. Article Does Fear Lead to Fascism? A Culture of Fear and the Epigenetics of Terror, presented by The Rutherford Institute, John W. Whitehead, 7. December 2015



Programmed in fear travels down for generations.

  • Fear can travel through generations of mice DNA. In the experiment, researchers taught male mice to fear the smell of cherry blossoms by associating the scent with mild foot shocks. Two weeks later, they bred with females. The resulting pups were raised to adulthood having never been exposed to the smell. Yet when the critters caught a whiff of it for the first time, they suddenly became anxious and fearful. They were even born with more cherry-blossom-detecting neurons in their noses and more brain space devoted to cherry-blossom-smelling.
    "A newborn mouse pup, seemingly innocent to the workings of the world, may actually harbor generations’ worth of information passed down by its ancestors."
    "Studies on humans suggest that children and grandchildren may have felt the epigenetic impact of such traumatic events such as famine, the Holocaust and the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks."
Article Study finds that fear can travel quickly through generations of mice DNA, presented by the American daily newspaper The Washington Post, Meeri Kim, freelance science journalist, 7. December 2013



Fearing the IRS

  • The Tax Code represents the genius of legal fiction [...]. The IRS has never really known why people pay the income tax [...] The IRS encourages voluntary compliance, through FEAR. Jack Warren Wade Jr., US American former IRS officer in charge of the IRS Nationwide Revenue Officer Training Program, cited in: Burnice Russ, author, Judy Crutcher, author, Total Eclipse Of Freedom, PDF, S. 167, Lulu.com, 1. January 2014


  • FEAR = False Evidence Appearing Real Acronym used in Twelve step groups [LoC 540]
  • FEAR = Forget Everything and Run
  • FEAR = Face Everything and Rise


  • Fear is an absence of knowing. US American saying


Reference: en.Wikiquote entry Fear

Literary and movie quotes

  • According to most studies,
    people's number one fear is public speaking.
    ➤ Number two is death.
    Death is number two.
    Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy. Jerry Seinfeld (*1954) US American stand-up comedian, television and film producer, actor, writer, Seinfeld talk about public speaking and death, presented by Castle Rock Entertainment, 1992, YouTube film, 0:13 minute duration, posted 21. November 2011


Movie quotes


Hinting to supernatural horror

  • It's what people know about themselves inside that makes them afraid. Clint Eastwood (*1930) US American film actor, director, producer, composer, politician, line in the Western movie High Plains Drifter, 1973

How to defeat fear

Once there was a young warrior. Her teacher told her that she had to do battle with fear. She didn't want to do that. It seemed too aggressive; it was scary; it seemed unfriendly. But the teacher said she had to do it and gave instructions for the battle.
The day arrived. The student warrior stood on one side, and fear stood on the other. The warrior was feeling very small, and fear was looking big and wrathful. The young warrior roused herself and went toward fear, prostrated three times, and asked,

"May I have permission to go into battle with you?"

Fear said,

"Thank you for showing me so much respect that you ask permission."

Then the young warrior said,

"How can I defeat you?"

Fear replied,

"My weapons are that I talk fast, and I get very close to your face. Then you get completely unnerved, and you do whatever I say. If you don’t do what I tell you, I have no power. You can listen to me, and you can have respect for me. You can even be convinced by me. But if you don’t do what I say, I have no power."

In that way, the student warrior learned how to defeat fear.


Source: ► Pema Chödrön (*1936) US American Tibetan Buddhist nun (*1981), teacher in the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa, author,
When Things Fall Apart. Heart Advice for Difficult Times, Shambhala, later paperback edition 26. September 2000

Index: Angst / Fear – Bücher von D. Hawkins

  • Buch 2 Angst, S. 42(2x), 67, 84, 88, 109, 119, 123(3x), 124, 136, 138(2x), 140(2x), 153, 154, 165(4x), 188, 192, 222, 223, 232, 240, 254, 273(4x), 304, 318(2x), 322(2x), 328, 337, 348, 353, 354, 355, 369, 371, 372(3x), 393(3x), 394(3x), 401, 432, 443, 454, 455(3x), 456, 457, 465, 467, 468(2x)
  • Buch 3 Angst, S. 17(3x), 18(2x), 19, 26, 28, 44(2x), 58, 86(2x), 87, 88, 96, 101(2x), 103, 117(3x), 121, 153, 159(2x), 160, 169, 170, 171, 172(2x), 174, 179, 204, 207, 214, 238, 273, 274(4x), 277(4x), 278, 283(7x), 284(3x), 285(3x), 286, 287, 288(2x), 294, 296, 297, 298, 305, 319, 331, 348, 364, 366, 367(2x), 368(4x), 371, 376, 378, 397, 414, 465(3x), 467(2x), 471, 472, 538, 553, 560


Index: Audio- und Videomedien (engl.) von und mit D. Hawkins


Links zum Thema Angst / Fear


Literature (engl.)

Externe Weblinks

External web links (engl.)

WMDs (weapons of mental destruction) aka journo-terrorism against the American people
1) Imagined war on women 2) Imagined climate change apocalypse 3) Imagined war on minorities
4) Imagined war against gays and transgenders 5) Imagined Russian takeover of the US government 6) Imagined war on the poor
7) Imagined KKK invasion 8) Imagined "intolerance" epidemic 9) Imagined war on Muslims 10) Imagined war on Mexicans

Audio und Videolinks

Jüngere Untersuchungen zeigen eine Zunahme der Furcht in westlichen Ländern. Hirnforschung zu den für das Überleben der Menschen wichtigen Emotionen Angst und Hoffnung.

Audio and video links (engl.)

A. Jahnel authored the book My Year of Beds, AJ Publishers (BoD), 18. May 2011

Vedanta (~500-1534 CE): "I am, beyond all thought."
Ubuntu philosophy, early/mid-19th century: "I am because we are."
Henry Corbin (1903-1978): ♦ [Paraphrased] "I am because I am thought of."
Annette Jahnel, 2011: "I think, therefore I become what I think. We all create this universe we live in with our thoughts."
Thomas Sheridan, 2012: "You are, therefore you think."

Linkless audios/videos


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