Cease grasping at illusions, cease running from phantoms.
There is a Zen story about a man that painted a dragon. When he finished, he put down his brush, looked at the picture, and was afraid. All the myriad things are nothing but the one mind of each of you, why should you fear your own creations? Why should you chase after possessions, everything is already yours. Everything pours forth from your own true mind.
The sages of all the great spiritual traditions were not born as sages; they were no different than any one of you. Once they awakened to the true nature of their own awareness, greed and fear naturally fell away. What did they not already possess? Since there was nothing outside of their own minds, what was there to fear?
If you want to awaken, let go of everything. When conceptualization ceases, the myriad things cease, and all that remains is your own pure and clear awareness. It has never been hidden from you. Now is the time, here is the place.