There’s a word you’re using to bypass yourself.
You’re using it all the time.
That’s just fear.
That’s just an illusion.
That’s just my ego.
As if fear, illusion, and ego are insignificant or unreal or unhelpful.
These are all tools. Like most tools, they become weapons in a fight.
But when the fight is over
the bow is a way to put food on the table.