Fear Only Fear Itself? Yeah

I have heard the phrase “You have nothing to fear but fear itself more than once, but what does it mean? How does it relate to the past and moving on, truly letting go?

Fear is a toxic element, even in situations of stress etc…, but if we allow fear to be what dominates decision why we stay or do anything, then Fear wins, the darkness wins.  If we allow fear to stop us from following God’s plan for us, that which is in our hearts after meditating and discerning, then Fear, the darkness wins.  We must learn to let go of the toxic past and present, cut ties with it as necessary and move forward constructively, and not let fear be what rules decisions, even when we are in a tough situation, fear can’t be what rules and prevails or solid decisions and resolutions can’t be found.  If we fear opening our heart to love, to true deep love, we also allow the darkness to rule. Let’s not let the darkness rule.