Friday, July 16, 2010

Fear



Fear is the tax that conscience pays to guilt. ~George Sewell

10 comments:

Julia Kelly said...

oohhh- that one hit home!

Joni James said...

I need to wrap my brain around this one! Have a good weekend!

studio lolo said...

This one's a little trippy for me because I think of guilt as the tax we pay (for whatever reason.)

Fear is the tax I pay for leaving my sense of adventure behind these days. Fear has been having its way with me!

XX

Deepak Acharya said...

what a thoughtful quote !

Devika said...

Yes, GZ...and let me quote our Nobel laureate poet Ravindranath Tagore here: Many must have read him, but still :)

Where The Mind Is Without Fear

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.

wishes,
devika

A.Decker said...

The quote is deep and, to me, convoluted. I'm having trouble grasping it.
Maybe he means the brooding type of fear, apprehensive of having secrets discovered? But not the rush you feel when you hear(and can't see) a rattlesnake...?

Ominous picture. I read a book once that said light gray is the color of fear.

A.Decker said...

PS: You got a spammer, just above me.

get zapped said...

julia- may it move you past fear...

joni- yes, it's worth investigating. I did :)

lolo- well get back on that horse and ride!!!

deepak- happy you enjoyed it.

devika -very powerful!! It's full of truth and may this become commonplace. Thank you.

a.decker - for me I see how guilt can stop us from moving forward - seeking what we feel we want or deserve. We may not even know it....

yeah, the porn invader seems to like my blog.

yoon see said...

Yes, we all do have fear but with God's protection, we are brave again!

donny* said...

oh yes. i'm down with that quote. and a perfectly fitting image to go with.