"There is no fear in love [dread does not exist], but full-grown (complete, perfect) love turns fear out of doors and expels every trace of terror! For fear brings with it the thought of punishment, and so, he who is afraid has not reached the full maturity of love [is not yet grown into love's complete perfection]."
(photo: bruno dayan - again. and yes. i am obsessed.)
"When you allow love to live life on your behalf, it will threaten and feel dangerous to that part of you that is always trying to preserve yourself. It will always feel dangerous but it is only an illusion. There is no threat to the deepest part of who you are. When our fears become protective and helpful to us, it is easy to become over-identified with the bars. And when the bars are taken away, we might mistake it as taking away our security... when, in fact, it is like opening the gates of a prison and you're being free'd. Shedding fear, opening and allowing love to live life for us is the ultimate liberation." - Shane Hipps