Fear of Flying Fear of Flying


Take just a minute and imagine you’re on board an airplane, going someplace you’re really looking forward to visiting. You’re relaxed and comfortable in your seat, with a calm, quiet mind when you notice that you’re actually enjoying the peace and quiet of the flight. You hear the steady ‘whoosh’ of the engines and find it soothing, like the sound of waves breaking randomly and steadily on the ocean shore. What used to cause you so much stress and anxiety has become something you actually look forward to as a time for you to let go and just be at peace.


What is the TRUE cost of being afraid to fly?

I don’t mean what does it cost in terms of dollars and cents…that’s one of the smaller costs. I mean what does it REALLY cost you?

  • Do you avoid flying completely like I used to? What does it cost you in terms of your LIFE when you don’t have the opportunity to see new and different places because of your fear?
  • What about family and friends? Are there people you would like to visit more often but don’t?
  • Do you make excuses for why you can’t fly? Do you waste your time driving places that you could have been at in hours if only you could fly comfortably?
  • How does it affect the people in your life? Does your family miss out too because you hate to fly? Is that fair to them?
  • What about your self-esteem? I know all too well how depressing it can be to be held back by a fear about something so many other people take for granted. I used to be embarrassed because of my fear and felt like everyone else was a little ‘better’ than me.
Fear of Flying Fear of Flying