poem_LOVE versus fear {by sarah nean bruce}


"The End... is not near" see what is behind fear and then move beyond to LOVE {iPhone photo by sarah nean bruce ~ april 2010}

LOVE versus fear


LOVE IS UNCONDITIONAL (fear is conditional)

LOVE IS STRONG (fear is weak)

LOVE RELEASES (fear obligates)

LOVE SURRENDERS (fear binds)

LOVE IS HONEST (fear is deceitful)

LOVE TRUSTS (fear suspects)

LOVE ALLOWS (fear dictates)

LOVE GIVES (fear resists)

LOVE FORGIVES (fear blames)


LOVE CHOOSES (fear avoids)

LOVE IS KIND (fear is angry)

LOVE IGNITES (fear incites)

LOVE EMBRACES (fear repudiates)

LOVE CREATES (fear negates)

LOVE HEALS (fear hurts)

LOVE IS MAGIC (fear is superstitious)

LOVE ENERGIZES (fear saps)

LOVE IS AN ELIXIR (fear is a poison)

LOVE INSPIRES (fear worries)

LOVE DESIRES (fear Joneses)

LOVE IS PATIENT (fear is nervous)

LOVE IS BRAVE (fear is afraid)

LOVE IS RELAXED (fear is pressured)

LOVE IS BLIND (fear is judgmental)

LOVE RESPECTS (fear disregards)

LOVE ACCEPTS (fear rejects)

LOVE DREAMS (fear schemes)

LOVE WANTS TO PLAY (fear needs to control)

LOVE ENJOYS (fear suffers)

LOVE FREES (fear imprisons)

LOVE BELIEVES (fear deceives)

LOVE “WANTS” (fear “needs)


LOVE versus fear: what do you feel?


by sarahneanbruce


{s. nightfeather bruce}

20 responses to “poem_LOVE versus fear {by sarah nean bruce}

  1. nice! it turned out beautiful! sorry i haven’t called. i am doing OK…hangin’ in there. I will call Sept 1…hopefully there will be something positive to report. i love this poem! excellent! xoxo

  2. ooh, I like this! the part that especially speaks to me is this section:

    LOVE IS MAGIC (fear is superstitious)

    LOVE ENERGIZES (fear saps)

    LOVE IS AN ELIXIR (fear is a poison)

    …it’s *beautiful!* :)

  3. WOW ~ it is awesome that “LOVE versus fear by sarah nean bruce” was shared & commented on by so many people today!
    please share your own “LOVE versus fear” and comments & thoughts
    here on my blogsite – https://sarahneanbruce.wordpress.com/2010/08/28/poem-love-versus-fear-by-sarah-nean-bruce/
    or my facebook – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sarah-Nean-Bruce/150399931636833/
    or my twitter – http://twitter.com/sarahneanbruce/status/24780803950/
    or tinybuddha – http://tinybuddha.com/blog/love-versus-fear/

  4. here are some facebook comments today 2010-0917:
    LOVE Versus Fear | tinybuddha.com “Love is unconditional, fear is conditional. Love is strong, fear is weak. Love is…”
    129 like this.

    Yes I am and do (particularly the wanting to play bit!) XD Sorry, I couldn’t help saying that ;) Carry on people :)


    Acknowledging, understanding and accepting the fact that we all feel fear is probably the best (perhaps the only, really) way to overcome it – thus, enabling ourselves to open up to love in its pristine and unconditional nature. Otherwise, talk is cheap and one can play games and bear the consequences. We have the choice, and such a choice is made each day, each moment and with each breath we take in this privileged human existence! Only the best to all!!! Rubens

    LOVE FLEXES (fear resists)

    LOVE GIVES AND RECEIVES (fear gives but is afraid to receive help, or receives and is afraid to give help)

    LOVE IS A TWO-WAY STREET (fear is a one-way street)

    Geez. I must be in fear/love limbo then. *sigh*

    Reminds me of Donnie Darko, lol.

    Fear Joneses. Spectacular statement! :)

    As someone who has approached life from an unconditional love perspective, one thing I have learned is that while love may be unconditional, relationships are necessarily conditional. To think otherwise, to behave otherwise, is to invite being walked on and to think that walking away is not an option, which means choice in what we will allow or who will be with is lost.

    In other words, you can be fearless (and all the other characteristics that describe love instead of fear) and allow unnecessary drama and suffering in your life if whomever you are with are not capable of or willing to engage you in the same place. People are where they are and they must be met there. Then, it is up to you to determine whether engaging them is something you want to do.

    very nice post! I´ve translate it to portuguese in my blog:

    Nicely said Claire. That really helps me right now :)

    As crazy Joe Davola once said, fear is our most primal emotion.

    Ruben and Claire both make great points.

    Couldn’t have been a more perfect timing for being reminded…

    Great post! Totally true. But it doesn’t mean that NO negative “stuff” will come into your life. It depends on how you deal with the negativity – Use the Love!

    Love Is Reason…Love Is A Battlefield…Love is a wonderful thing…

    I’m still in fear. I want to but I know that I don’t trust yet.

    Same here JS. Of all the damage done by others losing the ability to trust was the worst.

    I too, am right there with both of you JS and MS. I think for me, I’m not sure I believe that there is that one ‘true love’ out there. I don’t trust the idea of it . . . once bitten twice shy as they say . . .

    thank you tiny buddha for share button :)

    LBM…I wish I had only been bitten once…but bad memories fade, and I refuse to let the actions of others make me afraid of a better future.

    This is awesome!!! A warm thanks for allowing us to share also!

    I just wish humans really understood this….unfortunately it is not the case for most of them. They keep on playing the game of fear and that is what ruins everything.

    • more great facebook comments / feedback through 2010-0920 ~ thanks!

      I wish I could find the real one …
      Saturday at 03:38 · Like ·

      Saturday at 04:47 · Like ·

      There will always be people looking to prey on our weaknesses. We have to love ourselves first, and take the time to recognize and accept our vulnerabilities, despite how scary and painful and humbling it is. This can only be done alone, not with someone else as a crutch for our ego. It’s not loneliness. It’s not boredom. It’s peace.
      Saturday at 09:15 · Like · 7 people ·

      I usually embrace your posts but I’m not completely sold on this one. For one , fear is not weak unless you allow it to paralyze you. If handled wisely, fear can prevent you from repeating the same mistakes and allowing yourself to be exposed. Only when you allow fear to take over your common sense and the wisdom you’ve acquired through past experiences do you hinder your quest for happiness. My two cents on the subjects.
      Sunday at 09:09 · Like · 1 person ·

      I wish that I could get thru the fuzziness of the last few weeks and see things the way Jackie and Florence do…I pray for the peace to come soon….
      Sunday at 10:48 · Like

  5. even more great comments via retweets today 2010-0917~sb

    Retweeted 130
    ALWAYS LOVE….LOVE Versus Fear | tinybuddha.com http://t.co/1a8GXzr ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    Love vs. Fear http://bit.ly/caujFJ Always good to remember via @tinybuddha

    RT @Ronimal: RT @tinybuddha Love vs. Fear http://bit.ly/caujFJ (><) ☞ (☉☉)

    Interesting…we all feel a bit of both sometimes RT @tinybuddha: Love vs. Fear http://bit.ly/caujFJ #fb

    Love wants to play, fear needs to control. http://tinybuddha.com/blog/love-versus-fear/

    Good One! RT @tinybuddha: Love vs. Fear http://bit.ly/caujFJ

    Simple but powerful! RT @tinybuddha: Love vs. Fear http://bit.ly/caujFJ

    Very, very cool poem. RT @tinybuddha Love vs. Fear http://bit.ly/caujFJ

    @shahidkapoor just came across this -> Love vs. Fear http://bit.ly/caujFJ (via @ tinybuddha ).. found it nice!! chalo gn tc & be blessed :)

    Something I need to pay attention to more. RT @tinybuddha: Love vs. Fear http://bit.ly/caujFJ

    The ultimate life dichotomy RT @tinybuddha: Love vs. Fear http://bit.ly/caujFJ

    Good one to go with my last tweet RT @tinybuddha: Love vs. Fear http://bit.ly/caujFJ

    Thank you tinybuddha!! RT@ tinybuddha Love vs. Fear http://bit.ly/caujFJ

    “@tinybuddha: Love vs. Fear http://bit.ly/caujFJ” very fitting today

    @jaredleto Love it : http://ow.ly/2G5Ej

    RT @tinybuddha: Love vs. Fear http://bit.ly/caujFJ (Great read. Worth remembering.)

    Good One! RT @tinybuddha: Love vs. Fear http://bit.ly/caujFJ

    Very nice :) RT @tinybuddha Love vs. Fear http://bit.ly/caujFJ

    RT @tinybuddha Love vs. Fear http://bit.ly/caujFJ //in the words of Lenny K: you’ve got to let love rule!

  6. https://sarahneanbruce.wordpress.com/2010/09/21/reblog_my-writing-amor-vs-medo-via-intuicao-criativa/
    please check out my writing “LOVE Versus fear” translated in to Portuguese ~ “Amor vs Medo – O que você sente?” ~ after it was the featured article on Friday 2010/09/17 @tinybuddha.
    I think it reads beautifully and sounds lovely in Portuguese. muito obrigada paulinhah de intuição criativa~sb

    AMOR É INCONDICIONAL (medo é condicional) AMOR É FORTE (medo é fraco) AMOR DESPRENDE (medo obriga) AMOR É RENDIÇÃO (medo amarra) AMOR É HONESTO (medo engana) AMOR CONFIA (medo suspeita) AMOR PERMITE (medo ordena) AMOR ENTREGA (medo detém) AMOR PERDOA (medo acusa) AMOR É COMPASSIVO (medo lamenta) AMOR ESCOLHE (medo evita) AMOR É BONDOSO (medo é cólera) AMOR ACENDE (medo provoca) AMOR APÓIA (medo reprova) AMOR CRIA (medo nega) AMOR CURA (medo fere) … Read More ( http://intuicaocriativa.wordpress.com/2010/09/17/amorvsmedo/ )

    via Intuição Criativa Adaptação livre para o português do texto de Sarah Nean Bruce, publicado no blog de Tiny Buddha.

    link to my tiny buddha post of the day 2010-0917 http://tinybuddha.com/blog/love-versus-fear/

    link to my original article on my blogsite 2010-0828: https://sarahneanbruce.wordpress.com/2010/08/28/poem-love-versus-fear-by-sarah-nean-bruce/


    note: “With over 260 million speakers, Portuguese is the fifth most spoken language in the world, the most widely spoken in the southern hemisphere, and the third most spoken in the Western world. In addition to Brazil and Portugal, it is used in Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Macau, Mozambique, São Tome and Principe, East Timor and (since 2007) Equatorial Guinea, as well as in the former territories of Portuguese India (Goa, Daman, Isle of Angediva, Simbor, Gogol, Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli) and in small communities that were part of the Portuguese Empire in Asia as Malacca, Malaysia and East Africa as Zanzibar, Tanzania.” ~ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_language

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