Saturday, January 29, 2011


It feels good to be here.

Overcoming the obstacles in your life can be frightening. Setting out on a journey in your life can be frightening. I have always loved the way this was put into the mouth of Bilbo Baggins in The Lord Of The Rings:

"It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to."

The sheer adveturousness of that statement fills my face with a smile, and I think this saying can be applied to anything in a person's life. No matter whether you're setting on an actual trip somewhere or whether you just don't know what's ahead in your life. Life is an adventure to be cherished I like to think that you can't cherish it enough if you're not willing to take step into the unknown. Better yet, if you're not ready to get into your discomfort zone, the state of mind in which you feel the most uncomfortable with. It's through these zones that we have to talk in order to keep on going with the journey of our lives.

I've always told myself that I need to get into these zones as often as possible. I don't want to snuggle in my comfort zone all the time, thinking about how my life is good. No. I want to experience all the emotions we've been given. Fear, disappointment, triumph, love. You name it. And with every emotion, there's bound to be a situation in which you will feel discomforted. You're afraid, you're facing hard times, you're in love and you can't admit it. These are the situations, which make our palms sweaty, our mouths dry as the vast Sahara desert and our hearts beating like racehorses on drugs.

But the feeling you get after you've managed to come out of the discomfort zone, triumphantly. As a winner. That's the feeling I want to cherish in my life. A near euphoric state of happiness, success, victory.

It's not about the height of the obstacle. You can climb over mountains but you might never feel triumphant. It's about the height of the obstacle in your mind, the huge dam of fears that resides within your brains.
Looking back at this picture, at that moment, I thought that I would never feel so uncomfortable, so afraid. Yet, yesterday I did. In my own bed. And I can honestly say that the obstacle I was facing while lying down on my bed was a hundred times taller than the cliff in the picture.

.nothing here to fear.

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