Conversations For Transformation: Essays Inspired By The Ideas Of Werner Erhard

Conversations For Transformation

Essays By Laurence Platt

Inspired By The Ideas Of Werner Erhard

And More


St Mungo, Clifton Beach, Cape Town, South Africa

June 8, 1983

This essay, Fear, is the companion piece to
  1. Uncomfortably Shy Yet Strikingly Bold: A Self Portrait
  2. Fearless And Street Smart
  3. Take Your Fear With You
in that order.

It is also the fifth in a group of twelve adapted from my thesis BREAKTHROUGH SKYDIVING: It is also the prequel to Enlightenment Is Giving Up The Notion That You Are Unenlightened.

Fear doesn't rule me. I don't suppress or ignore fear. The way I handle fear is by being afraid and acting anyway.

Because we regard fear as something we have to deal with, we don't just let it be so it becomes empowered to stop us. The appropriate way to deal with fear is to be with it, to choose to experience it, and to be afraid.

You let fear be and it lets you be.

This essay, Fear, recreates Observation 8: Fear of my thesis BREAKTHROUGH SKYDIVING which is available at

The essay BREAKTHROUGH SKYDIVING introduces the thesis.

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