A fear is simply a belief that under certain circumstances, a negative event will or could occur.
A hope is simply a belief that under certain circumstances, a positive event will or could occur.
Yes, there are universal truths. You will experience some of them if you have a peak experience - click here
. Of course, it will pass (unless your name is Jesus or Buddha). And the memory of a peak experience is very different from the peak experience itself.
We are doing very well if we work constantly towards perceiving deeper truths
. As opposed to the deepest truths
(the universal ones).