From Crisis Points: Working Through Personal Problems by Julian Sleigh:
Look at the demons in our lives that make us shrink in fear and revulsion, as bearers of gifts hidden under their wings. If we challenge them and make them give up their gifts, they will be satisfied and will fly away, leaving us to benefit from what they brought.
We have three choices when looking at our fears:
1. Ignore it and hope it will go away. It won’t.
2. Try and live with it. Not forever.
3. Look for the gift in our fear and benefit from it.