There are many variations of fear. What is similar with any experience of fear is the feeling unsafe. When things are going well yet you feel fear, ask yourself if it’s truly fear, or if it is a feeling of anticipation about to come through. They can feel similar in the body.
See yourself through the lens of a new lover; magical, delicious, magnetic. You are flawless. Where you are right now, in this instant, is outrageously beautiful. Reflect. Take it in. Breathe deeply, then gird yourself to move ahead. Appreciating who you are is important.
To be a witness for another is to verify and attest to their experience. To witness requires vulnerability on both sides. As the witness you feel and experience as you observe, but as the observer you can only mark the experience, you cannot act. To witness is an act of giving.
It’s in overcoming fear that you can achieve mastery of it, which is where the truth surfaces that you are always all right. It may take several experiences of being at your bottom, in horror even, before you gain the confidence that you are always ok. You are safe. You are love.
Fear and panic attest to the most basic need of physical existence: to keep the body alive. Fear and panic are humanity’s lowest common denominator. These emotions can invigorate as they put the body on alert, creating a surge of energy, often misinterpreted as power. Fear and panic are frequently at the core of self-deception.
Busy and stress are separate experiences. They may happen at the same time however, they are not synonymous. You can be busy attending to your inspirations, which can be exhilarating and pleasing. Stress implies you are out of your flow and not aligned to your inner wisdom.