You’ve probably heard the saying “with great power comes great responsibility.” In a similar vein, consider this: “with great possibility comes great fear.”
Ugh… does that feel like a bummer? Do you sometimes wish for a way to release and rid yourself of fear? You may be surprised to hear, it's not actually a good thing to be entirely "fearless." Conscious fear serves us; it wakes us up and tells us something significant needs to be attended to and it can embolden us for important actions. On the other hand, unconscious, toxic fear about an imagined future state that is disconnected from the present is not your friend.
We are wired to experience some fear on an automatic, split-second, neuro-biological level; the brain’s primary job is to seek safety, connection and respect. When any of these are potentially threatened, fear kicks in and we hunker down psychologically, physically and even spiritually to reduce potential harm....
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