Psalm 27 says,
Of David. The LORD is my light and my help; whom should I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life, whom should I dread?
When evil men assail me to devour my flesh— it is they, my foes and my enemies, who stumble and fall.
Should an army besiege me, my heart would have no fear; should war beset me, still would I be confident.
Reading this reminded me of many years ago when I took part in a high ropes course. At one point in the course, we were to leap off a high platform and try to grab a rope hanging beyond easy reach. I was scared and frozen. Then I thought about the fact that I was harnessed and being supported by a safety rope and realized that I was safe even though I didn’t feel safe. That realization gave me the courage to leap though my fear. So many circumstances in life are like that high platform, where one is called to leap despite one’s fears. To face danger. This psalm reminds me that each of us has a safety harness, within, the Center of Consciousness.