The opposite of fear, is love. The greatest counter poised to fear the ancients believed is love, the love of the individual warrior for his brothers in arms.
At Thermopylae, on the final morning when the last surviving Spartans knew they were all going to die, they turned to one of their leaders and asked him what thoughts they should hold in their minds in this final hour to keep their courage strong. He instructed his comrades to fight not in the name of such of lofty concepts as patriotism, honor, duty, or glory. “Don’t even fight,” he said, “to protect family or your home. Fight for this alone, the man who stands at your shoulder. He is everything, and everything is contained within him.”
I think that’s true for everything that we do in our life, and I was so gifted to see this on display time and time again with the amazing men and women that I served with.
Join me by the fire-pit as we discuss, “The Opposite of Fear”.
I’ll see you on the Rooftop,