Originally Posted by Bitsy
I forgot about this part
The reason the two approaches are distinctly separate is because transcending fear requires an entirely different understanding of reality, while conquering a fear does not. You can have a fear and confront it time and time again - maybe you won't have that particular fear anymore. However, if you want to have no fears and no fear at all, ever, you must change your understanding of reality, for example, by adapting the subjective reality model and deliberately changing your mind so that you perceive reality in that way.
That's true. But what I'm saying is that you can't change just change your entire perspective of reality overnight. You will obviously have to make this transition of beliefs gradually.
For instance, if someone is chock full of fear due largely to societal conditioning, uprbringing, past experiences etc. and then reads some articles on subjective reality and realizes that there is a better alternative to being held back by their fears, its not like they could easily become 100% convinced of subjective reality and suddenly no longer feel any fear.
To me, it seems like transcending fear is the final step, the utlimate goal, but it can't be reached quickly because something as fundamental as one's belief in reality cannot be easily changed.
So yeah, you're right that conquering fear and transcending it are two different approaches, but it seems logically implausible that you can make a direct transition from one end of the spectrum (fearful) to the other (fear-transcendent) without taking a few steps (i.e. conquering some of your specific fears) along the way.