A few years ago, I was REALLY into lucid dreaming. The idea sounded so awesome, I wanted to create my own worlds, explore my mind, and manipulate my surroundings.
However, I ran into a stumbling block: fear. I read the horror stories about “bad trips” in lucid dreams, such as SP, old hag, and being aware in nightmares in general. Now, I knew for a fact that absolutely nothing could hurt me, and being afraid of being afraid is irrational. Unfortunately, if fears were rational, we wouldn’t have problems with them. I wasn’t able to get over my hesitation, and eventually put LDing out of my mind.
Recently though, I was reminded of LDing and now I want to start again. But this time, I don’t want to let my fears stop me. I’m asking anyone that had the same issues as me or those that are understanding about this: what do you recommend to get over it? How can I basically conquer the fear of fear itself?