Of course the Monster turns out to be Grover himself who is very embarrassed by the whole thing.
I reckon it’s the best, truest, most concise book on fear ever written.
Franklin D. Roosevelt knew what he was talking about when he said: “There is nothing to fear but fear itself.” I know a lot about fear, and about overcoming it. I used to consider it an enemy and was constantly battling it, so of course I was tired and fearful much of the time.
Then I discovered something absolutely extraordinary about Fear, an astonishing fact that I’ve personally tested a million times and it still blows my mind. It is a fact Fear does NOT want you to know about, because all you have to do to verify the truth of it is test it for yourself:
It hides in the dark places behind us, lurking in generalities, looming in sweeping statements and outdated beliefs.
It makes loud threats and scary noises and challenges our faith and confidence and surety.
When you drag it out and expose it to the light of day it begins to bluster and harrumph. As soon as you begin to pick it apart with hard logic and insist that it make itself accountable, Fear shrivels into shamed nothingness and slinks away.
You want to try it for yourself? See if you can make Fear whimper and run for the hills?