|The average two-year-old is a great beacon for emotional health, displaying a full range of emotions and moving beyond them once they are expressed.|
There are many available self-help books with the word fear in their titles. They can be most valuable, for almost all therapy problems have some roots in fear. Some of these books suggest turning fear into love. Some suggest facing the fear. Another prescription is to act counterphobically (doing what one fears). When you are in your favorite bookstore, I suggest perusing the self-help aisle. If one of the available books appeals to you, it will probably be right for you.
Emotionally Healthy Adults (with respect to fear)
1. are not fearful or anxious for other than brief periods of time.
2. will experience fear (or anger) if physically threatened. (This is the natural fight/ flight response.)
3. are able to confront and change their fear-causing beliefs to happier beliefs. Thus, they do not get stuck in stress.
4. are often capable of appropriate action, despite high levels of fear.
Few of us achieve the above, yet wouldn't you be happier if you could? Perhaps one of the above possibilities could be a long term goal for you.