When all your "stuff" is out on the table, there is nothing to fear. For me, the fear of being found out was ever present. Today, what you see, is what you get. There are no secrets, no plots or plans swirling around in my head to fog the present moment.
Living as an open book, in the present leaves little room for angst or worry. I have found, telling the truth is more than just answering when asked. It is also opening up when you are upset by someone or something. To put it all on the table with the one you are upset with. To clear the air.
I have found, over the years, when I'm upset with someone, many, many times, it's my perception of a situation, more than the facts. Once dialogue is opened up, the problem dissolves. If we don't give the object of our distress the courtesy of explaining, both of us will suffer.
I have a relative who is very sensitive. She can be upset, angry with me over nothing and wait weeks, sometimes months to say anything. I'm going on my merry way, totally unaware she has been offended by something I said.
Now, this doesn't affect my daily life, but is sure affects hers. If only she had said something when the "slight" happened, she would have saved herself a lot of aggravation over nothing.
Do you have a problem today? Talk to the one who can clear it up. Stuffing it only makes it worse, in your mind, if nowhere else. Life is too short to hold onto negative energy. It clouds your mind, clogs your pores and grays your hair. Fantasizing the freedom to clear the air as soon as it clouds up.