Really, fear is selfishness. We are concerned too much about what others think of us – how am I doing? Will I fit in? Will they laugh at me? Will others see my failure and take pleasure in it?

Irish fields

Another blessing, ‘for Josie’ – in the beginning of John O’Donohue’s wonderful book on soulfriendship, entitled: Anam Cara. John gives the poem in person on the following YouTube video.