“Understand that all of your emotions are based in either fear or love.” – Joe Caruso, Success Strategy No. 2
“Know that you can’t experience hatred without also experiencing fear.” – Joe Caruso, Success Strategy #35
When we understand that all of our emotions stem from either fear or love, we can begin to acknowledge how our insecurities and fears determine how we might respond to people or events in our lives. When we feel hate, or respond with hatred, it is always based in fear. This begs the question — what is it that we fear, and why do we fear it?
The stoic philosopher Spinoza said, “We do not hate a foe that we are confident we can overcome.” When we identify a situation or a person as threatening, and we are fearful, we generally experience hatred. [Read more…]