Yesterday, I accidently came across something I feared for some time. It was a bit distant. Almost hearing my heartbeats getting higher and louder, I came close to it expecting a flow of unexplainable emotions. And then… there was light! You know this imagery of “the sun cleared the fog”? This is exactly what happened. The foggy fear was cleared by the light of realization that I should not fear what cannot harm me. But there was no way on earth I’d know this fact without getting closer to the object of my fear. When I thought about it afterwards, I found out that most of our fears are of (physically or psychologically) distant objects. We have to get closer to those objects to see if they truly hold a threat to us or not. I believe if we do so, most of our fears will just vanish.
P.S.: To those who know me quite well, do NOT even try to start preaching me about getting closer to CATS! NO WAY! :)