One way to dispel fear is by reminding ourselves that, as Tibetans say, “Life and death are a matter of karma.” Fear doesn’t help us deal with whatever is causing us to be afraid. If while traveling you are afraid of getting into a traffic accident, this is unnecessary, and doesn’t make you any safer. So when fear arises, entrust your wellbeing to the Buddha and merit field; if your faith is strong, this will help to reduce or even eliminate your fear.

~ Khangser Rinpoche ~