Stepping outside of your comfort zone doesn’t mean just trying a new adventure, experimenting with new food choices, or even letting your guard down to make new friends. Sometimes it means opening up your heart to love even though it was destroyed in the past. Life is scary in general. It’s more scary when you find someone that you connect with instantly. To let your heart be vulnerable. To let someone in completely without the promise that you won’t get hurt in the end. But are we really living life to the fullest if we keep a guard up while missing the best thing that could possibly ever happen to us?
You may feel the need to run. You may wake up with a full on panic attack unable to breathe because you’re scared of what could be. Maybe you realize that you like someone more than you should and it terrifies you to the bone. But is it worth hurting others, keeping your guard up because you’re scared, and missing out on something extraordinary because it’s outside of our comfort zone?
We all have choices. We can have faith that people cross our paths for a reason and jump towards the most amazing thing ever, or we can put our guard up and basically run because we’re too scared of an ending that might never come. There will always be other factors. Maybe even loved ones that come as a part of the package. However, people surprise us every day. Faith can truly be our best friend and our saving grace.
Is it a life worth living if we are too scared to try actually living it? Could you get hurt again in the end? Yes. It’s always a possibility. But there’s a possibility that that hurt will never come as well. Is the scariest part that you won’t be able to pick up the pieces of a broken heart? History has already proven that you can. You wouldn’t be here if you couldn’t. It’s not easy by any means. It definitely takes time. But sometimes someone comes into your life to make you see all of the positive possibilities, and it’s these people that you should hold on tight to and never let go.
There are worse things to be scared of. Battling a deathly illness. Losing a loved one. Being sent off to war. Losing your life by the hands of another. All extreme cases, but the point remains the same. Is it such a bad thing to be scared of love and see where it takes us when compared to all other disasters going on in the world? We all have choices. The question is which one are you going to make?....