Fear is not of the Unknown but Loss of the Known
Fear is not of the unknown, but of the loss of the known. The unknown does not incite fear, but dependence on the known does. Fear is always with desire, the desire for the more or for the less. The mind, with its incessant weaving of patterns, is the maker of time; and with time there is fear, hope and death.J. Krishnamurti, The Book of Life
As humans, we love the familiar, we love to "know" , we love to be in control. We love it so much that we are willing to go through pain and suffering to be in control and to know, we are willing to lose friends and loved ones to prove that we are right, we are willing to argue our point to the last without thinking of the consequences of these actions.
Fear of the loss of what we know drives us to make decisions that keep us stuck.
One of the questions I ask myself over and over again is "what would you do right now, in this moment if you were not afraid?" and then I do it. Sometimes I am happy about the decision and sometimes I learn. Either way for me it is a win win scenario.
How boring would it be if we knew everything?
How peaceful would it be if we did not want to prove that we are right?
How exciting would it be if we viewed the unknown as an adventure?
How much more could be learn if we drop the need to prove?
Ask yourself these questions the next time you want certainty where there is none, control where you are focing it and limiting yourself from making a decision to change