Fear leads us to follow the rules and use formulas. It keeps us on the path.
It may help us tell a story, but there’s no guarantee it will be interesting.
Sure, if we wander off the path, we might get lost. It may take us years to find our way back, and we may have nothing to share.
But we may also experience the poetic, the myth-making, and the resonant.
We won’t find that on the path, and the only to discover it is to embrace uncertainty.