Fearlessness as the author seems to use it is to not be afraid of my fear or any of my feelings. I can be fearful and not be fearful of my fear, which adds another layer. It's important to remember that my fear and all my feelings are mine, are part of me, are my experience for me to attend to, explore, listen to, learn from rather than deny or disown as I am more likely to do if I fear them. The personal examples that come to mind are times I went ahead and did something even though I was afraid. I didn't feel afraid of my fear -- I didn't like my fear and didn't know how to dissolve or let go of it, and I went ahead and took action while feeling it. I think I could have done better if I weren't fearful, but I did go ahead and not stop myself because of the fear, and I do think of that as courageous. Not being afraid of my fear seems to make it easier to take action that I fear but it doesn't seem to lessen my fear. Taking action even though I'm afraid seems to slowly lessen my fear.