Fear is a heart-stopping, body-binding phenomenon that we all experience. Fear is something you cannot outrun. I myself have a fear of flying, of elevators and of the dark. These are fears I have never outrun but you can embrace them. It is when fear controls our lives that we have lost.
When you feel that fear creeping up, when your heart begins to slow, don’t back down; don’t walk away. Stay and face your fear, don’t let it defeat you. Fears can stop you from living your life but you cannot give them that power. If you do, you have lost and there is no coming back from that. Walking away from whatever it is that scares you is the first step to never living a proper life; to always live scared of your own shadow.
The biggest fear that we all probably have is the fear you feel when someone you love gets sick, or has to leave. There is nothing we can do in those situations except offer support and kindness. That fear is one we are forced to face, head on. But that’s okay. Because it makes us stronger; because it makes us more aware of the love we have for those in our lives.
Fear is something you will always have to live with, but it is something you can control. So next time you feel afraid, face it, because it’s when you run from it that fear wins.