What a great debilitating power we allow into our lives. There are those that say we evolved fear as an emotion to protect ourselves. I think it is purely the opposite. The power of fear keeps us safe. It doesn’t protect us.

The first steps into the unknown by our ancestors was the beginning to overcoming fear. Staying in comfort would have kept us safe. It would not have protected us. Oh it would have protected us from the unknown: kept us safe from knowledge.

But is there protection in lack of knowledge? Does not knowing what is over that hill or behind that tree protect us from it?

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