When I was interned in Dr. Eiras Hospital, I began to have panic crises. One day, I decided to consult the psychiatrist in charge of my case...
"Doctor, I am overcome by fear; it takes from me the joy of living."
"Here in my office there is a mouse that eats my books", said the doctor.
"If I get desperate about this mouse, he will hide from me and I will do nothing else in life but hunt him. Therefore, I put the most important books in a safe place and let him gnaw some others. In this way, he is still a mouse and does not become a monster. Be afraid of some things and concentrate all your fear on them - so that you have courage in the rest."
~ Paulo Coelho
Courage is not the absence of fear, but the mastery of it.
~ Author Unknown