Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Am Not Afraid of Stepping Into the Unknown

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 439 People

    “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, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F Aug 17, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 31-35, M Nov 30, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    So my boyfriend broke up with me and the thought of being with another man freaks me out getting close to someone else seems unfathomable : ( I don't know what to do with myself I...
    Kitten2514 Kitten2514 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel
    As I enter the world of showbiz, I am just a little coward to be in a life where in I am not. Who truly loves me or not, I do not know. I don't know anything. All I know is that I...
    AinaRosales AinaRosales 18-21, F 21 mins ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My boyfriend told me today that he wants to live in my city...halfway across the globe from where he lives. It made me so happy, as it was what I was hoping for because it means...
    Cranksta Cranksta 18-21, F 1 Response 29 mins ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Love can be so deep, so mysterious, new and raw that it brings out the fear in humans. Sometimes best understood through irony. But, the human soul on fire, in it's truest most raw...
    mostdaysaregood mostdaysaregood 46-50, F 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Not really afraid of rejection, but more so, a fear of becoming vulnerable. "A person is, among all else, a material thing, easily torn and not easily mended." Ian McEwan
    Lipsmack37 Lipsmack37 36-40, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    All I can think about is my future. Only hoping for the best. I'm not afraid to fail, but I am nervous about the risk of my life turning upside down. This is my first year of...
    trulyspoken trulyspoken 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm sure many people feel this way, too many. However, I don't base this on an idea of self pity, or attention seeking. I never speak these feelings to other people, I never talk...
    TheZEEMan TheZEEMan 22-25, M 3 Responses Dec 29, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Well, i used to at least. Anything i couldn't see or hear or know i was scared of, but then i decided that i just needed to jump into outer space ^.^ and embrace the unknown
    pixiepiink pixiepiink 16-17, F Jan 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I had an amazing experience where I felt how my ego suddenly moved aside and how the Divine / Source / Whatever you want to call it - came into my body. It was so so strong. Has...
    mstenvinkel mstenvinkel 26-30, F Jan 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've been lied to and I've been hurt a lot throughout my life. I worry that I will never be able to trust people again. I'm afraid to bring new people into my life, I'm afraid to...
    smileyryley smileyryley 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Or rather that am never going to meet a cool, attractive, skinny girl. Ideally she'd be into something positive, something artistic and be into it passionately and not afraid of...
    Photons Photons 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    No man is an island. It is vital for our survival to belong, to fit in. However, not to the extent of being too alike with each other. We are called individuals for a reason. We...
    Melice Melice 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am only a teenager so this might sound crazy, but this is one of my biggest fears. im afraid that when im old i wont be loved and ill regret my life. i wanna live a happy and fun...
    Lostinthoughtandimissu Lostinthoughtandimissu 18-21, F 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Someone is searching for you personally, and if your card is being used by you anywhere close to your house, they'll instantly think about checking the ATM videos. It is not...
    Darronbanksso0 Darronbanksso0 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I hate bees. VERY much. I have a phobia of bees and wasps (but especially wasps and ESPECIALLY yellow jackets). It stems from a time when I was a toddler and an adult took...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F Jan 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am afraid of falling in love. Its like a skydive. The fall is exhilarating and exciting but once you crash rock bottom and you didn't pull the parachute , it hurts. Thats why...
    Horse10202 Horse10202 18-21, F Jan 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I hate school so much... And when you have Emetophobia, it gets worse for you. I have never puked at school before, but I did have some close calls in the past. Once in...
    Erenjaegertitans Erenjaegertitans 13-15, F Jan 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Both my mom and my dad have been legally separated for more than twenty years. My mom I think has stayed single because she doesn't have a lot of luck with men and she also won't...
    j1494 j1494 18-21, F Jan 15

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I just found out that I am pregnant. I shouldn't even be ABLE to have kids with my body issues, But whatever higher power is there deemed that I have a child. Right now. With that...
    LadyWildFlower LadyWildFlower 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    People underestimate how bad my fear of the ocean really is. I'm a teenager and I would cry if you forced me to go into the ocean. I will not touch the water. I'm afraid of a...
    erinbear123 erinbear123 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It's so hard for me to be writing this passage. This passage took up so much energy to write. This morning, I had gone downstairs. My fake Mother had gone into my room. She began...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    We don't want to be patient anymore. We are becoming reluctant to exercise forgiveness. We hesitate to give second chances. It is no longer efficient or economical to FORGIVE If...
    DarkPathos DarkPathos 51-55, M 8 Responses 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am not afraid of dying, due to being suicidal in the past. I am not afraid of sadness because of depression. I am not afraid of being alone because I'm a loner. I'm not afraid to...
    tormentedinternally tormentedinternally 26-30, M 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Sometimes people just come into your life to teach you a bloody lesson.
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 11 Responses 21 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm so afraid of people getting close to me. I mean I want it but I'm kind of afraid, because once I have that bonding with someone or even relationship and it's gone or they leave...
    t3rriv t3rriv 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am afraid of many things in life. I am afraid of failure/success. I am afraid of being loved. I am getting better at learning to be loved. I am not sure what I am doing to make...
    socialskillstraining socialskillstraining 31-35, M Dec 30, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am afraid of the new year and what I'll have to face. I have some sense of what will happen and I know I'm not prepared. I am afraid that I'll push more people away. Most of all...
    nostalgickittens nostalgickittens 16-17, F Dec 31, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My ex beat my on multiple occasions over nothing. He has his issues but I really don't care to explain away his behaviors anymore. All I know is that he brutalized me, over and...
    thirdgirl thirdgirl 26-30, F 1 Response