How To Respond To Fear

Don’t lie to me and tell me
I should not be afraid.
Look at me and tell me
That it is okay, to feel this way—
That I don’t have to fear, fear itself
Because fear is just curiosity without the excitement.
Tell me that I can let any feeling into my body,
Because it will all pass,
And I can get through whatever comes.

Tell me it is okay to be afraid