To allow the fear to come on you and then pass through. If you keep cutting the fear off by intervening - let's say, taking a Xanax to try to cure it - you'll never understand what fear is really for. Fear is part of a survival mechanism. The way you conquer fear is to feel it all the way, and then you'll find out that there's nothing there - it's just emotion.
You do come to a point where you can get your life in control a bit. But going through life, you discover these deep, dark things in yourself that you can't run away from, so you have to learn to embrace them. I mean, the difference between a murderer and myself is only that I choose not to do it. But I'm totally capable.
Nobody likes to change. There will always be resistance to change, and there always will be change. And the quicker you get to that, the easier it is. It's not such a difficult thing. If you entrench yourself and go, "By God, I will not change. I will not have this." Then, you're a dead man. We're great at adaptability. It's our strongest suit.
You do come to a point where you can get your life in control a bit. But going through life, you discover these deep, dark things in yourself that you cant run away from, so you have to learn to embrace them. I mean, the difference between a murderer and myself is only that I choose not to do it. But Im totally capable.
I have a lot of scars, man. My mother said that a man is not a man unless he has a scar on his face. And what she meant by a scar was some kind of battle that you had to go through, whether it was psychological or physical. To her, a scar was actually beautiful and not something that marred you.