Love and Fear Symbol

One of the most fundamental forces of nature, as we know it, is love. It often comes with its opposite - fear. That is why the idea for the Love symbol is an ambigram, which reads Love, and when rotated 180°, it becomes Fear.

Love is the disappearance of boundaries.

Oneness is Love, and the illusion of separateness is Fear.

If falling in love is not love, then what is it other than a temporary and partial collapse of ego boundaries? I do not know.
— M. Scott Peck, The Road Less Traveled
Love is life. Everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love. Everything is united by it alone. Love is God, and to die means that I, a particle of love, shall return to the general and eternal source.
— Leo Tolstoy
There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.
— John Lennon
A mind that has no fear is capable of great love.
— Jiddu Krishnamurti, Freedom from the Known

Love and Fear Symbol Design in Progress
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The symbol for love and fear was created in 2011-2012, as a part of the Radical Course project's research and design process.