While we most often hear of meditation practice resulting in reduced pain and mental stress, increased compassion and loving kindness, and other benefits, it’s less frequently mentioned as a way to resolve phobias. However, that’s my experience with a fear of the dark I’ve had since early childhood. It’s interesting to note that the more consistently I practice vipassana, the more fearless I find myself in unlit rooms and outside at night. Now I’m interested to try it as a way of coping with a life-long phobia of looking up at the tops of high buildings and towers during the daylight hours. Along the way, I've also learned that maintaining equanimity when confronting a phobia head on is without doubt one of the most important factors in its resolution.