Fear is arguably the most vulnerable emotion, is it not? At the least, it is hand-in-hand with love. We would much rather shove it in a corner, cover it up, push it down, than admit to it. But it is only in admitting to it that we can accept our fear for what it is. So many other, more complex emotions, are largely a mask to cover up that scary emotion called fear.
What is hatred or bigotry but fear of the unknown, the different, the “other?”
What is anger but fear of losing the ones we love, or fear of being unloved ourselves?
What is complacency but fear of change?
What is arrogance but fear of rejection or failure?
What is anxiety but fear of the unknown?
Today, I invite you to confront your greatest fear. Don’t try to hide it, change it, or move past it. Not today. Just let it be, and accept it for what it is. Within it, you may find a beautiful truth, something you never knew about yourself because you were too afraid to find out.