My back had a twinge today, and now I feel fear: fear that I will be in pain forever.
When I hear people speak about the news, deaths and shortages, I feel fear: fear that my life will become chaotic, unbearable, and painful.
When others express disappointment in my actions, I feel fear: fear that I am not loved.
I have read that fear stands for “false evidence appearing real”. In all of my fears, this is usually true. I remind myself to check in with what is here right now. Am I safe? Am I healthy? Am I supported? Am I able to release the fear and be with what is actually in front of me now?