Fear can be really motivating and really stagnating.
Why does it have to exist at all? Sure, there’s the life-perserving type of fight-or-flight kind of fear that ensures the propagation of the species and once we experience it we run like hell, but why does it exist beyond that stage?
Think about what you’ve experienced in the past where fear motivated you to run…what purpose did it serve? Self-preservation. To preserve the “Self”. But, what is the self? Ego. Let me explain…
When we’re faced with a situation that challenges our present mind-set or belief system, a common thing to do is react to it by becoming defensive. We want to defend our mind-set or beliefs because the Ego is all about standing its ground and maintaining its position. What underlies the Ego? What supports it? Fear.
The question we must all ask if we’re to grow into the loving beings we came here to be is this: What am I afraid of? Open it up and dissect it, remove all the parts and lay it all out on the table. Turn it inside-out.