Letting Go of Fear
Figure 1: Flying down from 5,600 feet. Figure 2: On solid ground.
Imagine this: you’re engrossed in a fabulous book, consumed with the characters and the plot. You have to keep reading to find out what happens next. Suddenly, you sense a slight tingle on your forearm. Glancing at your arm, you notice an unnaturally large spider crawling across your skin. How would you react? If you remain calm and continue reading, you’re likely in the minority. Fear is instinctive, but is also a behaviour that is learned.
Like most children, you may have feared many things while growing up: dark places, strangers, and learning to ride a bike. As you matured, your fears probably changed to reflect milestones in your life: a job interview, a first date, getting a driver’s license, to name a few. Perhaps you questioned your abilities and felt inadequate…
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