Fighting the Fear

Fighting the Fear

Everything appeared serene. The bright blue sky reflected in the clear water and the sunlight made it sparkle like a bed of crystals. A cool breeze lapped against the waves, creating a soft gentle rhythm.The calmness around soothed her.

“Jump”, she muttered to herself. She had always nursed a fear against the depth of the water; the fear of drowning with lungs full of water and inability to breathe. The thought troubled her. But this was just one of her fears. Fear of failure, fear of loneliness, fear of separation, fear of death…the list was long. She was afraid of the feeling of fear itself- the feeling which numbed her senses and made her insecure with hopelessness.

But today was different. She had mustered the courage to wake up with hope and choose happiness. The simple happiness to live life without getting afraid.

With a smile tugging along her lips, she took a deep breath.

“SPLASH”

She jumped to conquer her fears, to embrace the unknown with an unshakable confidence on herself and faith in someone up above.