Most of us are aware of at least some of our fears. They have been living inside of us for a very long time. Some come to the surface from time to time and prevent us from doing things we wish we could do. Others have been unknowingly stuffed deep inside of our psyches, and at some point we may have even forgotten they exist.
Fear is not always immediately recognizable as fear. It may be disguised as anger, dislike, jealousy, or some other emotion. But at the root of it all, most negative emotions stem from some sort of fear.
The fact is that our souls are here to evolve. Life is designed that way. So as time passes, the fears we have not dealt with will begin to come to the surface. They will interrupt our normal daily functioning in some way. If not acknowledged and addressed at this point, they could take ultimate control of our lives by causing us physical or psychological imbalance.