Fear is nothing more than False Evidence Appearing Real.
I’ve thought about that at scary points throughout my life.
- When I was afraid I might fail at something.
- When I was afraid someone was mad at me.
- Anytime I’ve tried something big and new and different and scary.
Fear is natural, and sometimes it’s a useful alert to our “flight or fight” system. But when it comes to the self-limiting stories you tell yourself, it is SUCH a waste of time. Once you see it’s just an illusion, no more powerful than a shadow on the wall, then you’re free to let it go.