The antidote to fear

To be courageous is to be willing to confront whatever is hurting you. Yet it is entirely possible (and often the case) to be brave while being afraid. Thus, courage does not undermine the underlying fear but merely provides a way to fight it.

True freedom from fear implies acceptance. It implies acknowledgment that fear exists, thus making you a normal human being. And the consequence of that welcoming is an undenied sense of control of the situation.

That is growth in the face of adversity. And it starts with acceptance.