People choose fear because they have cut themselves off. From the universal self that they are. If you think that you were cut off from some other outside source, this idea also is an fear driven ego thought form. When you realize that YOU chose where you are and what you are, fear dissolves and humilty and laughter flood the senses. To accept that you-to are the rascal. IS a step towards grace. And respecting your own true position in things is respected by the universe in general and will support you if you have the courage to face yourself.