Just started reading this book, Falling Upward, by author Richard Rohr and found this:

"The human ego prefers anything, just about anything, to falling or changing or dying.  The ego is the part of you that loves the status quo, even when it is not working.  It attaches to past and present, and fears the future."

Just felt like it was something that needed to be shared and considered.  And then we have to ask ourselves "what am I so afraid of?"