I have come to realize, even this fear was based in ignorance. When I learned why this fear was simply False Evidence Appearing Real, it simply faded away. I always told my children, if they were afraid to do something, "Do it afraid".
As life goes on, our circumstances change, events occur that have the potential to create fear in us. Then, it is time to, again, do it afraid. My daughter shared with me, the other day, she is experiencing fears, not knowing why. In the face of that fear, she went down a zip line to support her little girl.
As she asked me why she was going through fear again, I didn't have an answer. This morning, following and evening of reflection, my best guess is; she's been through a huge move, to a strange place. Along with this major adjustment, working on finishing a BA in a very difficult field and taking care of a young family. This combination would, could cause fear in the strongest of us.
I'm so proud that she has the courage to "do it afraid" and talk about it. Stepping out into the unknown is scary. What is scarier, to me, is NOT stepping out. I'm so proud of my daughter, both my kids really, for continuing to do things afraid. For taking risks and making a better life for themselves and their families.
Fantasizing the freedom to do scary things afraid and create a magical life.