Fearlessness is not the simpleminded product of overcoming or overpowering your fear. Fearlessness is a positive state of being. It is filled with delight, cheerfulness, and a sparkle in your eyes. We can become fearless and genuine, gentle and daring. But to do so, we have to keep a sense of humor, always.
"Conclusion" in Smile at Fear: Awakening the True Heart of Bravery
by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, page 123.