In my text on silence of the soul, I posed acceptance as the opposite of fear. Perhaps, to some, this might seem somewhat counter intuitive since in general it’s ‘courage’ which is seen as such. But courage stems from acceptance and not the other way around. You have to accept the possibility of losing the fight before you can go to battle truly courageously.
When you recklessly charge without having accepted the possibility of failure then you’re either naive because you simply didn’t realize you could lose or you’re faking it and only acting tough while deep down you’re still scared. Without acceptance of possible weakness, courage is nothing but shallow stupidity or a futile attempt to hide your fear.