“The cave you fear to enter guards the treasure you seek” by Joseph Campbell
You grew up afraid of the dark, monsters, and masks
You close your eyes and face your fears
only to become afraid of
tests, talk about what's troubling you and not fitting in,
you toughen up and conquer these fears
until you notice you are afraid of
failure, rejection, and loosing those you love
you struggle and find strategies to overcome even those
until you realize that none of your fears actually stopped you.
You have only really been afraid of the unknown and the only true unknown in your life is who you are.