“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”
- Joseph Campbell
Fear is a deliciously painful emotion – it can hold you back or spur you on. It puts things into perspective, makes you realize what is truly important and forces you to make decisions, sometimes even coaxing you into making a choice that you thought you never could. If there’s one thing that fear does, it shows you the bigger picture.
Fear is one of the most real, undiluted, organic emotions that one can experience – you will only ever feel fear if you truly are afraid. So it is a rare feeling, like a reminder that you are alive.
Fear is a catalyst, a vehicle, a transporter. When you do feel afraid for whatever reason, let the fear in for a while, allow yourself to feel it, and then let it go and let it move you to what you need to do. Let the fear guide you, but don’t let it reside in you.