"I mean it's not just beauty at this dimension, at one centimeter. There's also beauty at smaller dimensions, the inner structure, also the processes." Richard Feynman
A snake's jaws has multiple segments to allow it to eat huge meals. Its body is long and narrow because its organs are configured vertically, as opposed to side-by-side like mine. Its scales help to grip and move its body across the ground. It can see the body heat of Its prey. This information does not activate my fear of snakes. It makes me intrigued by them and their uniqueness. As I learn about them beneath the surface of their scary outward appearance, I gain a small but growing appreciation.
See if this is the same for you. Whether you're afraid of snakes, spiders, sharks or even puppies. I wonder if every fear can be eliminated or just lessened by this shift in experience. I can't wait to see a snake again in person, to see if my feelings towards it has really changed. And if it hasn't, to see if I can reason with it. Continually calibrating my reactions with new information is an important part of my experiments.