Fear. It is a powerful, debilitating and contagious emotion. Powerful, because it can consume us - our minds and our time. Debilitating, because it can cease our forward motion and progress. The very forward motion and progress, often, that can remedy our situation or meet our concerns head on and crush them into oblivion. Contagious because fear lies within all of us, albeit the littlest versions of us. It spreads easily because it only needs a little recognition or encouragement for it to blossom and grow out of control. Interesting to note that fear is also the root of our most negative and unattractive emotions: anger, resentment, hate, judgement. And we have all witnessed how fast those emotions can take us over, historically, collectively and individually.