EVERYONE HAS FEARS, JUST LIKE EVERYONE HAS
NEEDS. THEY ARE INSTINCTUAL, BIOCHEMICAL
EVENTS THAT OCCUR IN THE BRAIN WHETHER WE
WANT TO THEM TO OR NOT (OR WHETHER WE
BELIEVE IT OR NOT!).
Research shows that as much as 80% of what we
fear never happens. Yet, we allow our lives to be
deeply affected because of the scary stories we
tell ourselves. Fear, not desire or passion, is the
strongest emotional motivator we have. This
means that when we have a choice to do what we want,
which frightens us vs. to do what we know and is
safe, we will opt for safety letting fear win out.
Whether we are experiencing mild anxiety or
terror, fear‐based emotions cause us to behave in
ways that ensure our physical and psychological
survival. We accept our physical fears much more
easily than we do our psychological ones because
we are taught that our fears make us weak.