Because you won’t let yourself go anywhere near rejection, the fear of rejection gets bigger and bigger in your mind.
But the more you allow yourself to experience rejection, then the fear of it gradually diminishes until only a flicker is left.
And that must remain, because that is the very nature of vulnerability. The fear remains as a flicker, but if you are rejected, then that is all you will feel.
Just a flicker of rejection. And I can assure you that it is not a problem for you. The problem arises when you do everything to avoid rejection.
The fear of rejection takes on inflated proportions and you avoid it even more. But in the process you deaden yourself to life.
– Copyright Anthony Lipanovic 1995