HJ: Uncertainty is a fact of life. No matter how much you try to insulate yourself from it, it cannot be avoided. Furthermore, fighting it or fighting anything for that matter, will only increase its appearance in your life. Instead, learning to embrace the unknown will make it your ally and help you to realize that indeed there is truly nothing to be afraid of at all. The process of releasing fear and more specifically, fear of the unknown will simultaneously bring you deeper realizations about the fundamental nature of reality and your true self, which will help you to understand how uncertainty is an integral and beautiful part of life.
Fear typically arises from (among a few other things) a lack of understanding and trust in your role as the creator of your reality. If you don’t fully believe you are responsible for what you experience, then you may feel as if anything could happen to you at any time, not perceiving that indeed it is you who control what the universe brings to you. Always preparing for and thinking about fear inducing scenarios and events will cause them to manifest in your life. Instead, you must trust your role as a co-creator of your reality. Have confidence in your vision and your abilities. Fear often signals that one may have self-worth issues as well, which is extremely common these days.
However, with the above being said, realize that fear is not to be eliminated, but rather understood for what it really is and observed rather than reacted to. This is how one disarms it. Our goal here is not suppression, but rather acceptance and understanding. From this perspective we can extract the lessons and knowledge our emotional states offer us about ourselves.
Fear of the Unknown on the Spiritual Path