Some important aspect of fear is that it is really paradoxical and recursive.Let’s imagine any situation that brings fear to you. For instance, it may be a fear of separation from your spouse. Now try to realize that it is not something that happened yet. We know this so far.
Now, try to realize what you are dreaming about during you have this fear.
Most probably, you will easily realize that you dream about how afraid you will be.
This is what you are afraid from. You are afraid form being afraid.
You may say that this isn’t fear, this is just the pain of isolation, suffering that would come with the reality of separation. I urge you to try to differentiate fear from anger, anger from hate, hate from suffering and then again fear from the pain of losing a loved person. How much different are those feelings?
You will see that those aren’t much different from each other.
Fear is a very fundamental emotion that we name it differently while there are different uneasy situations. Therefore, fear has many sides, many faces, however fear is fear. Its different faces do not make fear something else, fear with a mask is not any other emotion then fear itself.
Give it a try, dive into it when you are afraid of something. You’ll see that what you are afraid from is fear itself.
Feel free to ask and comment.