1. To be afraid.
2. To be uneasy or apprehensive.
Fear is an emotion so silently strong that people don't even realise when it sneaks up on them and is controlling their lives.
Fear is what keeps you stagnant because you don't want to fail or it's what pushes you to succeed because you don't want to fail.
Fear is what keeps the battered woman with her abusive lover. Even though she calls it love, ultimately it is fear.
Fear of being alone or starting over is what causes people to settle in an unhappy relationship.
Fear of "the love of my life" leaving me is what makes the too young teenage girl have sex with her boyfriend even when she knows she is not ready.
Fear of not being accepted or cool is what makes people do things they normally won't do.
Fear of being fat is what leads young girls to anorexia.
Fear of sounding stupid is what makes us not speak up when we need to.
Fear of rejection is what makes us let that girl or guy slip away when we had a chance to say something.
Fear of the Unknown is what makes us stay safe in our comfort zone and we never dare venture out the box. We rationalise it as being "sensible" but one day we wake up and wonder where time has gone.
Here's hoping that everyone at some point in their lives, gets armed with the weapon to fight fear which is COURAGE. Courage to do the things we know we should be doing, Courage to fight for our heart's desire and Courage to stand up to anything that dares to stand in our way. Have a wonderful night or day, Blogsville.
Enjoy Jazmin Sullivan's - Fear