Thursday, September 20, 2012

Raising Our Sails and Facing My Fears


Fears
"Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.  The fearful are caught as often as the bold." -Helen Keller
SHARKS
Lighting striking our boat
Money running out
             Losing someone I love
                   Hurricanes 

Some are silly and irrational but they haunt me constantly.  Sometimes I feel my mind is damaged because of the fact that I always assume the WORST!  

I have tried and tried to shape my mind not to jump to such absurd conclusions in the eye of adventure; always reminding myself of possibility and probability. These things that I fear are possible, yes, but how probable are they?  The only reason I am afraid is because of the possibility.  It is human nature to have fear of the unknown, due to the negative possibilities.  These fears and thoughts cloud my judgment when deciding on taking part in something that doesn't have a certain outcome.

         We are planning to leave the Virgin Islands .  Taking a few months off and sailing our boat to a new location.  This scares me for many reasons.  I don’t know how to sail (I will be learning soon).  I don’t know what it is like to be off shore in the open water.  To me the sea is frightening because you never know what can happen.  You are away from your comfort zone, and away from medical assistance or help.  
         I need to remember that we always have someone looking over us. This life is about loving, exploring, giving, learning, and growing.  I am excited for our new chapter.  I just wish the time would hurry up and get here so we can raise our sails and be on our way.
       What fears do you have that you want to face? Is the possibility of them holding you back?

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