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Honesty and Fear

  • Broadcast in Spirituality
Susan Larison Danz

Susan Larison Danz


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How is being fearful related to honesty?  How can fear not only impact what people share with us, but how we accept the information, and how we share things ourselves?  How can we be more discerning by becoming more aware of our own relationship with fear? 

What is the distinction between discretion and dishonest omission?  We can still be discreet and authentic, in appropriate circumstances.  How can we honor this in others and in ourselves? 

How can we come to understand that all paths to authenticity are essentially a lifelong journey?  We can realize we are imperfect, even while increasing our conscious intent to be authentic and empathic. 

Greater awareness can help us, in every way, as well as respect for ourselves and one another.  This also leads to more courage, which can help us immensely. 

When we are intimidated or disabled by fear, we are unable to see things with clarity.  This can often lead to harmful or hasty choices, for ourselves and our societies. 

What is a better path forward?  How can we discover it?  Host Susan Larison Danz reflects on these important topics.

This program includes brief, approachable passages from Ralph Waldo Emerson's essay Self-Reliance (1841) and Henry David Thoreau's Walden (1846). 

Photo by Susan Larison Danz. Frontier Beyond Fear music copyrighted by Grammy award winner Larry Seyer,, included in this podcast with his permission.  The Frontier Beyond Fear is in its 11th year, with over 400 episodes.