Recently I have been going through an enormous amount of fear. Fear of driving, leaving my house. Making any moves outside of my comfort zone. It is like being in a prison without any bars or a lock. Fear can become so crippling that you literally freeze and become unable to move. I missed a sports event tonight that my daughter was involved in out of this fear. Fear makes you feel ashamed and embarrassed. It makes you feel weak and small. How do you explain this fear when you don't understand it yourself? I get angry and sad because of this fear. I lose out on living a real life, with people I love. I know I am not the only one to feel this overwhelming fear. I have family members that deal with this exact same thing on a regular basis,as well as friends. Fear is not a "bad" thing. It keeps us safe normally. There is no magic courage pill either. The only way to release the hold the fear has over you is..to FACE YOUR FEAR. I know it is much easier said then done. Good luck to you and good luck to me.