Peel back the covering that now protects you, the coat of armor you wear to protect yourself from what you fear. Like a warrior intent upon winning a battle, face your fears head on and get to know them intimately, without your normal protections. Know them fully, master them, and be done with them. In this manner, free yourself to fully live a life of calmness and peace, without fear constantly calling you back to old places and old worries. Without blame and shame about the past, your fear shed like an old coat, you will discover that there is no need for a new coat of protection, for nothing will cause your strong warrior self to fear again. That will have been conquered, and the only thing left to conquer will be your eager curiosity about life to come.
-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne