The power of fear
Updated: Jan 9
...Fear replied, "My weapons are that I talk fast, and I get very close to your face. Then you get completely unnerved and you do whatever I say. If you don't do what I tell you, I have no power. You can listen to me, and you can have respect for me. You can even be convinced by me. But if you don't do what I say, I have no power."
From "When Things Fall Apart" by Pema Chödrön)
Emotions and thoughts are powerful drivers of behavior. But they do not always need to be. When you do something despite the discomfort it may cause, you learn that you indeed have a choice where your emotions say you do not.