The ultimate fear

For a very long time I thought that my absolute worst fear was that of venturing out into the emotional unknown, risking my heart to be broken a second time, by you, this time forever. Now I know that there is another, even worse fear: the ultimate fear of missing out on possibly the very best thing that could ever happen to me in my entire life, if only I mustered the courage to overcome my absolute worst fear – for a chance to experience true unconditional love and fearless wholehearted living. With you.

There is no guarantee that it will happen if I do. Only a guarantee that it won’t, if I don’t. And if that is the only guarantee I can have, then I’d rather have none at all, but a chance worth taking.

And what if your absolute worst fear of missing out on something, by being with me, prevented you from experiencing precisely that which you ultimately fear missing out on: possibly the very best thing that could ever happen to you in your entire life, if only you mustered the courage to overcome your absolute worst fear – for a chance to experience true unconditional love and fearless wholehearted living? With me.

There is no guarantee that it will happen if you do. Only a guarantee that it won’t, if you don’t.

Only one way to find out, for both of us.

Trading our ultimate fear – for the ultimate gift.

me

 

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13 thoughts on “The ultimate fear

    1. Thank you, Miriam. I’m glad this resonates with you. This thought of the ultimate fear kept me awake the whole of last night. Too often when people think of the ultimate fear, they think of death. But I’m starting to wonder if our ultimate fear should’t be more about not having truly loved and lived at all before we die, because then we will not have overlooked the one thing that might make us scared of dying in the first place: the fear of having missed the point of living and not having another chance at it. I know I’m not the first one to write something like this. But it’s the first time I really get it. Some things just take longer to register… 🙂

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  1. Well said. And read, as it read very poetic for me. I like how you touched on the fear of missing out and putting ourselves out there to experience something wonderful. The way you wrote this really resonated, it’s a common one I believe for many, me in particular. Good job.

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    1. Thank you so much. I also felt it had a poetic sound to it but didn’t have the courage (and knowledge) to put it into verse form. I’m so glad it still resonates with you on that level. So I guess the form doesn’t matter so much as the content. Thank you for your wonderful feedback. Made my day!

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