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I asked him what his shirt meant. He said, "It's different for everyone. For me, it's that little voice in your head that says you're not enough..."
Nightmares are like this; if when we run from the beast in our nightmares, we fear experiencing that dream state. As children, we're unsure on how to deal with these things in our imagination.
As we grow, we come to reconsider our ability at overcoming these mysterious entities in our dreams.
Sometimes we fear approaching the girl we have a crush for, asking for a promotion at work, or giving a presentation in front of our classroom. These things feel as nightmares did to us as children.
Regardless of how we develop our fears - what decimates their power over our decisions is to face them.
Some of us spend our lives running from things we're afraid of and nobody is going to remind us to open up and take a chance.
Taking chances & risking things has become so avoidable that we can live our entire lives in fear of things which don't realistically hold any power over who we are as people.
By relegating our fears to what they are in actuality: Imaginary boundaries we use to maintain our flimsy sense of safety, we can face them and their insignificance, knowing they're only as meaningful as we allow them to be.
Thank you for reading...
- Fenix Aarizon