We are not afraid of stuff.
We are afraid of the meaning we have given to certain stuff.
Stuff has no meaning apart from the meaning we choose to give it.
We have 100% choice over what meaning we give to all stuff.
Change the meaning you give to anything and you immediately and forever change your experience of it.
Be aware of the systems in place that have been designed to supply the meaning of stuff for you.
You are more than capable of always choosing a meaning for stuff that empowers you to grow and be happy.