Fears come in two varieties.
Some fears are emotions. By definition, they happen upon you, automatically.
If you jump out into traffic and a very large truck honks its horn at you, your brain will respond by sending chemicals throughout your body, to force you to stop long before you can even think about it. That’s your little mother, your brain, working to keep you safe.
You can’t do anything about the emotion of fear. It forces you to “fight,” “flee” or “freeze” until danger is past.
Other fears are feelings. They grow up in your thinking brain. You think them into existence with thoughts like “my worst fear is getting caught in the rain” or “what I’m most afraid of is that no one will ever love me.”
The feeling of fear is not like the emotion. The feeling of fear is yours to do with what you will. Your brain will await your instructions. If you really want to, you can think your fear to death.
You get to decide. Think about it. More tomorrow….