A favorite quote of mine from the book, The Wind Is My Mother by Bear Heart.
From page 119, "Some fear is healthy because it makes you cautious. But when you're overly afraid of something, you're going to attract that very thing."
Fear is there for a reason. If we are wise, we will observe and listen to fear to see what it is telling us. Just like a road sign warning us of something on the road, fear is a road sign for our life, helping us navigate more clearly. For best results in life, we should not strive to avoid fear, but to embrace it. For when we embrace it, we will hear its message and reclaim any power we have given over to it.