For nearly 40 years the memory of Jaws has kept swimmers away from the ocean…that’s shark phobia. There’s also Arachnophobia, Ophidiophobia, Cynophobia, and a host of other fears that we experience.
Then there’s the actual fear of experiencing. The fear of doing something new simply because we haven’t done it before. Doing something for the first time can be frightening so we avoid the fear by not having the experience.
A baby too afraid to take her first steps will not only never walk, she will never realize she was born to run.
The only way to expand your mind is to overcome your fear of experiencing.