I don’t remember where I came across this but it’s too true not to share:
Student: What prevents me from experiencing my innermost self?
Student: Then why don’t I experience it?
Student: So, then fear prevents me?
Teacher: Nothing prevents you.
Student: But didn’t you just say that fear is the reason I can’t experience this state of consciousness?
Teacher: Yes, but it does not prevent you.
Student: Then what does?
Student: Then what role does fear play?