All fear is based on two misconceptions—I am this body and those things in relation to this body are mine. This body is temporary and will perish, and all things in relationship to this body will be taken away from us.
The Greek philosopher Socrates not only understood this but he realized it. He was in prison and he was being given the poison hemlock. If he drank it, in a matter of minutes he was going to be dead. They said, “Drink this.” He said to the people giving, “You cannot kill me because you cannot find me.” He was in prison and saying, “you cannot find me.” He had realized that he is the eternal soul. He was fearless