1. Your beliefs dictate your actions
2. Your actions dictate the world around you
3. The world around you reinforces your beliefs
So yah, it’s just a story, and on some level you know it’s all made up, and it’s also totally real and valid.
Confronting your fears isn’t about trying to make them vanish in a puff of logic. It’s about facing and experiencing what you don’t want to face and experience.
Facing fear is always scary. What if you stopped trying to make it unscary?