Every one is afraid of something. Whether its physical, emotional, or spiritual, there is something out there in the world that is frightening or intimidating to you. Fear is one of the most stifling emotions one can possess. It hinders your actions and sets you backward. Some fears stem from emotional heartache, psychological illness, or just irrational thought. When you think about it what’s there to fear besides fear itself. I am a firm believer that fear is something that you can control. How can you control fear you might ask? Well, to start with if your a spiritual person, one of the best ways to deal with fear is by prayer. Prayer allows you to talk to God in a way that is personal. You can be open with God about your fears and ask him to help you deal with the fear. Secondly, you can find the root of your fear. Does your fear stem from a bad childhood experience? Is it triggered by something tangible? What is the worst thing that could happen? What is the likelihood of those things occurring. These are some of the things you can ask yourself when dealing with fearful things. Furthermore, you can make a list of the things that are holding you back. You can also make a list of the things you are missing out due to your fear. When you analyze these factors, it puts a better perspective on how trivial your fear is. Most fears are irrational. Fear causes you to live a sheltered confined life. There is so much out there in the world. If you allow fear to control your life, you will never experience life to the fullest. Fear takes time to get over. However, living your life fear-free will bring you the greatest happiness. Living fear free is liberating. Take the time to analyze and assess your fears. Pin-pointing them will make them seem minute to you. So live your life fearlessly.