“You have a phrase in your world: ‘There is nothing to fear but fear itself.’ That is ninety-eight percent accurate. . . . The final two-percent would be to say there is nothing to fear, since fear is only a temporary insanity, and your right-mindedness is but a choice away.” (“The Way of Transformation,” WOM, Chapter 15, Page 182)
Jesus is saying here that we can choose to eliminate fear from our experience, by making a new choice.
We may need some help, though, and the greatest help comes from God. He will calm us down immeasurably. When we settle down, do our best to relax, and clear our mind by turning to our heart, we are doing all that we can do. The rest comes from God.
What we give we receive. And when we give peace in our talks with God, He returns that peace to us in a palpable way that we sense, if not right away, in the moments as they pass by and we just think of Him.
This works. Put aside any skepticism, and let God have His way with us.