"If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present." - Lao Tzu
We all have fears. Sometimes, these are healthy fears that aid in our survival. Other times, they're irrational fears that interfere with our daily lives. That latter type of fear is commonly referred to as a phobia. With a phobia, you know that there's nothing that you should be afraid of in a particular situation, but you can't help it. You make conscious efforts and go out of your way to avoid those particular situations. Often, you look down upon yourself for being weak when you think you shouldn't be. This adds to the burden of the phobia, making it that much more difficult to overcome.