If fear has mastered us we must have an enemy. Fear needs to focus our attention on anything but itself.
FDR’s famous line, “We have nothing to fear but fear itself” has a profound wisdom we need to recapture.
When we stop looking at other people or problems as objects of fear, then we can recognize what fear is doing to us.
Fear needs to be fed. While it shifts our focus on one thing after another it is feeding on us. Fear will always find another enemy while it consumes its host- our hearts.
How to master fear instead of letting it master us? I’ve found that trusting in the higher power of love goes a long way toward that goal. Love at the core of our being is courage to master fear.