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Everyone is afraid of each other

Author: Paulo Coelho

The warrior of the light knows: everyone is afraid of each other.

This fear can generally be seen in two forms: through aggression, or through submission. They are two sides of the same problem.

That is why, upon being confronted by a someone who inspires terror, the warrior recalls: the other man is insecure, stressed, or scared. He has overcome similar obstacles, and has lived the same problems.

But he knows how to deal with the situation better.
Why? Because he uses fear as a motor, not as a brake.

Thus the warrior learns from his opponent, and keep cool, waiting for the storm to pass

( taken from: “Warrior of the light: a manual”)

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