It consumes you.
It stops your track.
It makes you wonder if you even know yourself anymore.
It also makes you stronger.
If you push through your fear you will find out just what you are capable of. It only exists within you and only you can overcome it. Yes, you need help along the way. Sometimes you allow fear to take you to dark places and if you are lucky you have at least one person who will hold your hand and show you the light. The same light that lives in you. The same light that gives you strength. You know its in you but you need that reminder once in a while. I'm grateful that I have a couple of hands holding the light up for me but they can only illuminate my path so much. The rest is on me.
Fear, you are nothing. I will overcome you. Maybe not yet, but I will.
I have back up so watch out.