Treat your fear as you would treat a snarling, angry dog. If you run, it will chase you. If you respond with gentleness, moving forward slowly, resisting the urge to retreat with a blood-curdling scream, it will relent.
You are meant to feel fear. It’s part of our human experience. Thank the fear – it’s a warning. Heed the warning but don’t let it paralyze you. You are meant to grow in spite of fear. Bless your fear with love, and release it.