Originally our fear had a pretty amazing function – to keep us safe. We have developed a concept of fear that reaches far beyond that now though. We feel fear in many situations where there is no apparent danger. There are a number of reasons for this – we have learned about fear from many sources. We have learned things about fear that simply are not true.
When we resist life’s experiences, when we do not trust in the power of life, we judge those feelings to be “fear.” Where there is no present danger, fear has no use to us. This kind of fear cannot hurt us. It is telling us that something is wrong – maybe we could choose something differently. Maybe we could think about something differently.
And if nothing else, just take the fear along. Don’t let it stop you from doing anything your heart really wants to do.