To grow into your greater destiny one needs to have great courage, you need fearlessness. If you are full of fear you cannot move beyond the known. The known gives comfort, security, safety. You are perfectly at home in the known and you know how to deal with it.
We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by standing in awe of failure – Penny Smythe
The moment you cross the boundary of the known, fear arises, because then you will be ignorant, and you will not know what to do and what not to do. Now you will not be so sure of yourself, now mistakes can be made, you can go astray. That is the fear that keeps people anchored to the known, and once a person is anchored to the known, she is lost to this great adventure of life.
In this world there is always danger for those who are afraid of it – George Bernard Shaw
Life can only be lived dangerously – there is no other way to live it. It is only through danger that life matures and grows. One needs to be an adventurer, always ready to risk the known for the unknown. Venturing boldly into the unknown will create the freedom that will drive fear away.
Don’t play for safety – it’s the most dangerous thing in the world
And once you have tasted the joys of freedom and fearlessness you will never repent, because then you know what it is like to live life at the optimum. And even a single moment of that intensity is more gratifying than a whole eternity of mediocre living.
Make this an incredible February – gather the courage to move into the unknown and live, learn, love!