When fear clears

The other day as I saw a friend off to his car, he shared with me a-now familiar story: a person who likes another person, but is afraid of taking an action that’s right because he is so afraid of losing this other person.

He asked me: What should this friend do?

And what the friend should do immediately came to me as clear as a Sunday morning, because I had been in that same situation too many times. 

“Your friend already knows what he should do,” I said. “Once he gets rid of the fear of losing this person, the right thing to do will spontaneously arise to him. All he needs then is the clarity to do what he needs to do.”