Some people think quotes like; "There is nothing to fear, but fear itself" are nothing more than that..."quotes". While others recognize 'words of wisdom' when they hear them and understand that hearing is not the same as listening, and use them as the tools they are. It is at this point that the universe reminds us that it is our ACTIONS and NOT our words that govern our direction. For those 'listening' it comes as great comfort, for those not, as torment.
"I would rather be hated for who I AM, than liked for who I'm not."
"A coward shall die a thousand deaths while one who is brave, shall have but one."
"The LORD never gives me more than I can handle, though we often disagree."
"Darkness always flees into the shadows at the coming of the light."
"Breathe DEEP...Breathe SLOW."
"Be 'NOT AFRAID'."
These are just a few of the type I mean...so...what are YOU afraid of and how do you combat it...or do you? As for myself I spent 30yrs saying; "I can't play guitar", because I was afraid of failing, without ever really having tried. I only really started playing guitar, when I stopped saying I can't.