“Be not the slave of your own past. Plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Although I am a practiced man, versed in the language of fear, and although I have learned how to manage and manipulate my own biology in times of stress, I still fall for the false-perception the same as everyone else. When the adrenalin drops and my ancient survival mechanism commands that I run, fight, or freeze into immobility it still takes every sinew of my being not to react in the negative."