I let go of fear. The fear of dying, losing, never succeeding. I replaced it with a willingness to embrace my failures. Nothing is permanent. Everyone is fighting a battle against them self – an internal war. I learned to fight in a different way. To manipulate my own self hatred and disapproval into a way to push myself further towards the light. Fear is darkness. It can envelop you. I learned to open my eyes. I stared fear in the face, I saw myself, I yelled and fought back and found the other side. Some feelings are so profound, so otherworldly that we forget they are of our own creation. We can be prisoners to these feelings, or we can utilize them. You can transform anything in your mind to alter your life, change your path, nurture the self. You are in control. But you need to let go.