This beautiful quote by Deepak Chopra describes how awakening to your higher self does not mean that you are changing who you are, as that would be impossible. YOU are consciousness and cannot be discarded. You are simply discarding those things which you are not. You are not fear, you are not anxiety, you are much more than that. Discard and release those things and you will feel lighter living your life.
How do you release? As soon as feelings of fear, anxiety, or anything that causes your heart center to close, NOTICE this change in your body, relax your shoulders and take a deep breath– release and allow your heart to OPEN back up.