…You are free.”
As well as deciding what is in your best interest the mind will also decide what is potentially harmful to you, again it will do this by your past experiences.
If you have been physically hurt it will stop you entering the same situation again, hence the phrase ‘once bitten, twice shy.
There may be several reasons why something is deemed bad for you, in this case the mind will make you afraid of it, in doing this it will keep you away form the danger and you won’t get hurt.
In very extreme cases you will develop a phobia, a deep irrational fear against whatever it thinks is that is bad for you, in order to protect yourself.