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  • Writer's pictureHaley

Fear of the unknown

Updated: Sep 18, 2022

There are many types of fear, fear of lack, fear of the unknown, fear of death, and fear of losing ourselves.

It's overwhelming to think about everything that could go wrong every day. Trust me, I know, I’ve been a chronic over thinker for most of my life. Fearing everything but death itself should not be a way you live your life. Looking inward, I find that my biggest fear is adapting to change and having a lack of control over my life.

Now that I’m older, I can see why. There is always more to a story than what we are willing to share, In order to keep ourselves from leaving our heart fully exposed. I’ve tried so very hard to keep control over myself, in order to not make waves that I forgot how to feel and manage my emotions effectively when it came to really experiencing the outside world. But this experience is so vital when it comes to facing your fears and feelings of helplessness. I think we get too comfortable with the phrase “this is all I know”.

Here’s the thing, though, peace can be found everywhere. In a hug, a walk in the park, watching the sunset with your dog, and seeing the sunrise while holding on to a nice cup of tea or coffee. These are the moments that fear can’t touch, appreciating the things we can’t control helps us understand that the feeling of helplessness, although valid does is not last.

There are still days when fear creeps up, tries to drag me down that spiral. I’m proud to say the more I allow myself to experience life, peace, and moments in the sun…the easier it is to let fear pass through just like any other emotion.

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