It's a word you might hear in some action hero movie about the guy walking away from an explosion in slow motion with a stoic face, but is it even a real word? Yes, in the sense that it is in the dictionary and has a definition, but as an experience, I would argue, no.
There are so many things in life that cause you to feel fear.
New experiences, a thunderstorm, a lion attacking your face...
But let's focus on the new experiences part of that. There are so many things in life you have to face. Many of those things are so foreign that it terrifies you to even consider them. But if you have a gut feeling that you should dive headfirst and then you do, I think that's where you achieve fearlessness.
The word has nothing to do with whether you feel fear or not. It's how you handle that fear.
Move forward. That is where your fearless spirit lives.
I don't know what made me think of this today, but it's been rattling around my brain and I had to share.