The friction between my stories of what should be and what is, is an invitation to let go of taking those stories as true. It is an invitation to let go of identification with those stories.
And since that friction creates emotions, those emotions come with the same invitation. An invitation to let go of identification with stories and identities.
Whatever they may be, and however subtle they may appear, emotions created from that friction is a very real invitation to let go of identification with identities. (Those emotions may be fear, anger, sadness, regret, hope, etc.)
Fear comes up. I notice that it is created from a story of what should be, clashing with a story of what is or may be. And that clash is also between identities. A wished for identity from the should, and an actual identity from what is or may be. So fear is then an invitation to let go of identification with both of those.
Those identities are still there of course, and can be very helpful in daily life. But to the extent identification with them has fallen away, there is less or no hope or fear associated with those identities.