Recently, a student of ours broke into what seemed like a panic attack after falling on cross-country skis. After working through many objections this student found the courage to continue forward.
Once calm I had the student go down to the snow to practice standing up. But we didn’t get up right away. Instead we introduced ourselves to the snow. Felt the snow with our gloves. Put our face to it. Became present with our surroundings. Recognizing this same snow we are scared of is the same snow we can have fun on too.
Fear won’t ever go away. But we can also look at it in the eye and learn to dance with it. It enables us to do our best work and be our best selves.