Excerpt About Fear
Relationship Between Fear and DesireFear and desire are two ends of the same stick. If you are afraid of being hurt, then you desire not to be hurt. If you are afraid that you're going to be rejected, then you desire acceptance. So fear is like desire, based on a rejection of what is now. And that goes through all the levels, all the way. Some parts are difficult to see, like fear of death and things like that, but still it's the same. Fear of death is ultimately fear of life, or desire for it.