It’s something that wanders into my consciousness periodically. Fear. I have a definition of it that is simple and to the point. I discovered it when trying to explain my view of the world to a friend a few years ago.
Fear is the absence of faith
I’ve studied it for many years, the dynamic associated with fear. I had a friend who had a an absolutely horrific experience with police and developed this incredible amount of fear towards anyone that was part of a police force.
He’s the only person I know that has ever been pulled over and ticketed for throwing a cigarette butt out of the window of his car. It was like he was a magnet for police.
In my studies, I have run across several references that helped me define for myself what my beliefs are about fear. Here is one that I found extremely useful. You can pick up a starter kit for free.