“Why, then, do you fear to take up the cross when through it you can win a kingdom? In the cross is salvation, in the cross is life, in the cross is protection from enemies, in the cross is infusion of heavenly sweetness, in the cross is strength of mind, in the cross is joy of spirit, in the cross is highest virtue, in the cross is perfect holiness. There is no salvation of soul nor hope of everlasting life but in the cross.”

The Imitation of Christ by Thomas À Kempis

I wish someone would have told me as a young sheep dog; In everything you do; strive to remain calm and think your way through the combat.  Learn to detach from all the fears that will swirl about that big ugly head of yours.

We have an untold number of opportunities every single day to practice detachment from this, that, and the other fear.  As Thomas Kempis taught; in the Cross is strength of mind.