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I Am Not Afraid of Stepping Into the Unknown

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    “The search for security is an

    illusion…this means that the search for security and certainty is actually an attachment to the known. And what’s the known? The known is our past. The known is nothing other than the prison of past conditioning. There’s no evolution in that – absolutely none at all...
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21 Sep 9

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    Hallway

    This dark path; I can hardly seeConfusion, Absolute InsecurityI take a step into the AbyssNo footing,I take a little tripFall on my Facecrack my jaw like a whip It's easy to turn around,Go back the way I came,Its so much less dramaticWhen everything stays the sameBut I see a...
    LysanderFremont LysanderFremont 26-30, M Jul 27, 2011

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    Come What May

    I don't care what life decides to give me at this point. I've been handed so many things I've had to deal with, I've become used to tucking away expectations and just pushing myself through the dark. I have no idea what lies ahead. I don't know where I'll go, where I'll end up...
    Girlonwire Girlonwire 18-21, F Jul 3, 2011

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    Dare To Evolve.

    I think people are afraid of the unknown simply because they don't know enough about it. Most of the time they're not willing to even learn about it and I think this hinders us from evolving.
    itsmesally itsmesally 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 16, 2010

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    From A Dream

    I am definitely scared as **** to step in the unknown, but then I do it anyway. Age 22: take a semester abroad in a Country you have barely heard of. Done. It was the best 6 months of my life. Age 22-27: have a long distance relationship with a person you met during the semester...
    kant801 kant801 31-35, M Nov 27, 2013

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    Hesitant Perhaps... But Not Afraid...

    It's human nature to be wary of the unknown... but how can you fear what you do not know?  I like to just go into the unknown with my heart and mind open... and if its not all rainbows and butterflies well such is life... if you never try then you'll never know... and as GI...
    phidget phidget 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 23, 2008

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    Don't Forget to Breath

    I know the next moment is not guaranteed to us. We can't be sure that our next breath will come. We can pretend we don’t know this and assume that it will be there. I so often feel like Ahab leaping into the unknown with my dagger. I throw all I am into the next moment...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 14, 2008

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    Scared

                         I used to be so scared of the dark. Well not really the dark, but the things hiding in it that I couldn't see. I used to be scared to even go somewhere I've never been. The thought of death scared me because I'm still young and I have so...
    TheRogueWolf TheRogueWolf 18-21, F Apr 28, 2012

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    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F Aug 17, 2012

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    Eyes Closed

    Adventure: Persisting toward a goal; not knowing whether or not you will live or die. Not knowing if you will prevail or fail. Not knowing if you will reach your goal. To me, adventuring is the only way to live. Everything else is boring. I desire the unknown; I want to explore...
    Remand Remand 26-30, M Nov 30, 2012

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    You May Say I'm A Dreamer, But I'm Not The Only One!

    LIFE, what does this mean to you? Many of us are afraid of stepping out of our comfort zones and exploring or trying new things. This is because it is scientifically proven that as human beings we are afraid of change; we prefer the known opposed to unknown. But the question I...
    missYuvi007 missYuvi007 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 15, 2012

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    Well, Maybe a Little.....

    But I think I need to explore my boundries, push the envelope a little.  I have been living in comfort for far too long and I think I need to explore a bit outside my comfort zone.  What will I do?  I'm not sure.  Any suggestions? 
    ShewhoisEvolving ShewhoisEvolving 51-55, F 4 Responses Feb 2, 2008

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    Why Fear It?

    When you think about it, every single one of us, unless gifted with the ability of seeing into the future, steps into the unknown every single day, so why would I be afraid of it? Fears are useless, because, regardless of being afraid of the unknown, we have to face it on a...
    fadingvioletdawn fadingvioletdawn 18-21, F Jul 6, 2012

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    Great Things Are Before You

    an unfolding principleawakening of intellectperfectly natural and properbe on guarddo your own thinkingexceptional spiritual unfoldmenthave experiences which will enableunderstand somethinggreat discomfortthe right road to knowledgeglimmerings of consciousnessand dark...
    Venev Venev 46-50, M Jul 4, 2013

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    The Opposite

    i just find it deeply inviting i want to jump into the unknown try everything once, have been hurt before thats makes me a little inhibited but i really really love to explore new things or try radically different experiences, find it exciting, hopefully i will never change
    Donalh Donalh 22-25, M Apr 3, 2008

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    Poppycock

    The truth is i am terrified. But each and every day i battle my fear because i want happiness. I want love unbound by rules and regulations. I want mystery and magic. I need passion and fire, a life full of desire. So battle my fear, i face the unknown, and one day i will boldly...
    lunazule lunazule 41-45, F Sep 17, 2012

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    I Don'T Believe...

    I don't believe in fearing the unknown. If you don't know, figure it out.
    MirrorsTruth MirrorsTruth 22-25, M Feb 26, 2013

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    Unafraid

    No I am not afraid of stepping into the unknown, as I know it is only unknown as long as one hesitates.
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Nov 26, 2012

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    Lucky

    So long as I have my lucky hat with me. I shall be perfectly fine. My lucky hat protects me wherever I go and I have my complete faith in it to steer me away from dangers.
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 2, 2008

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    Im Scared

    I'm scaredall i know is nowall i know is herewhere i am right nowi don't wanna gointo the unknownbut i cant dodge itits inevitablethe future is like a dooryou don't knowwhat can be behind ituntil you step into iti just wishthat time can freezeand it can stay comfortableit can...
    invisiblegirl904 invisiblegirl904 18-21, F Oct 4, 2011

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    I reach out, then pull back. I'm like a rubber band that bounce, never going forward. I don't know why I am like this. I want to be strong, so I tell myself that I will do things...
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 16-17, F Sep 22

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    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 28

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    Being cautious comes into it,but when all is said and done,I occasionally meet someone I sincerely think is an OK kind of person,and I AM afraid to let them get close.Half the...
    KurMujun KurMujun 18-21, M Sep 30

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    [ Sorry for being so brief... I just typed out a few paragraphs, and for some reason it didn't post ] Basically, I am afraid of growing up. I'm 18 years old and I graduated...
    DisgustingGoat DisgustingGoat 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 6

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    Steve2186 Steve2186 26-30, M a week ago

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    I don't think people are afraid of falling in love, i think that people are afraid to meet someone who they already have met last year or the last time they broke up with. And the...
    Manuala Manuala 18-21, F Sep 23

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    Not afraid but i don't love anyone. I just love myself, i spend my all time with myself cause i don't like to have any friends, i solve my problems by myself, talk to myself, i do...
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M Sep 23

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    I'm afraid that if I ever got together with my crush, people would try to split us up. I'm afraid of ill-willed people spreading rumors and lies about us. I'm afraid of losing the...
    WinterIncandescence WinterIncandescence 16-17, F Sep 29

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    As much as I truly want to experience someone mentally physically emotionally & spiritually. I am so afraid. Afraid of not being enough, if not getting the love right back. I...
    beautifullywrittenambition beautifullywrittenambition 18-21, F a week ago

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    I so want to admire myself for being brave and not hiding myself so I don't get hurt but I can't because I'm afraid. I don't try to be someone I'm not...I'm not a phony. That would...
    ADF37 ADF37 56-60 Sep 21

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    I am very much afraid of this girl I really like saying no, I like her A LOT, I really want to be with her but I am afraid, I have told her how i feel about her, help?
    JeremyRamm JeremyRamm 26-30, M 3 Responses Sep 22

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    I had the biggest crush on my friend since 8th-11th grade and I told him how I felt but he said he wasn't ready for a relationship, I was fine with that but then I started asking...
    LostCause LostCause 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 22

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    I don't think I'm afraid of it, I think I'm afraid of what will happen whilst I'm there. I think it's just the initial fear of trying something new and not knowing exactly what it...
    ChloeMiller ChloeMiller 18-21, F Sep 23

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    Facing a clock on how much time I have left, I'm not afraid to go...I am afraid of not having someone to hold my hand while I pass, but as it grows nearer, I've even started to...
    Dantescircle Dantescircle 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 24

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    I already have. I was slowly getting out if it but I just fell into a black hole and couldn't get out. I now know it's where I belong. Being surrounded by black.
    SavedByBands SavedByBands 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 26

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    I am scared of death but mostly it scares me to think where my soul will go. I mean I believe in God and pray to him but I don't go to Church because I work on the weekends so I'm...
    Moonstripe1993 Moonstripe1993 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    I'm not really afraid of singledom nor am I afraid to be a single parent but with my lack of experience I'm sure it'd drive any guy away. I try to think of the positives about...
    heyitsabike heyitsabike 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    This photo I took during a not so fun time in life. I am afraid of my own darkness. I have a temper that I can't control and a sadness so great. I lose all control. And that is...
    kaixin97 kaixin97 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    I'm not afraid of commitment, but I'm afraid of being hurt, mistreated and replaced.
    toobreezzee toobreezzee 16-17, F Oct 12

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    I'm afraid to fall in love because when I think about love now...all I think of is cheating,lying,being used..I easily fall in love.. I'm afraid to fall in love.
    quackboo quackboo 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I seriously CRAVE these type of convos. I find it intolerable to talk to someone who seems to have the same depth a rock has. So please, don't be afraid to message me if you are a...
    SecretCharm18 SecretCharm18 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Every time I find someone I really like it always ends up bad. Either I get my heart broken, I get cheated on, or they lie to me about some dumb ****. I'm afraid that I'm going to...
    tay143 tay143 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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