The Great Unknown
The Great Unknown
2022, Henery X ©
In life, there’s always three parts to every story. The beginning, the middle, and the end. The same holds true for life itself. There’s life and death, but what’s the third part?
In-between life and death, there’s living. Living is creating memorable moments with those we love, as well as those who love us. If living is as simple as creating memorable moments, why then is it that so many of us hold ourselves back from truly living? Sure, we do the basic things, which is perfectly fine. But come on, do we really want to be remembered for having been basic? I for one know I wouldn’t. So, what is it that’s holding us back from living our best life? Well, the best conclusion I drew is that we fear the unknown.
How is it that we can fear something we’ve never experienced? Well, the answer, lies within the question. We lack the experience. When we experience something, right after the fact, we have knowledge of what to expect if we ever attempted to do it again. Experience weakens fear in some, as it destroys it in others. So, why isn’t it destroyed in all of us? Well, for the most part, though we’re all the same, we’re all different as well. It’s our thinking that makes us different, as well as what makes us the same. But, let me stay on track. No matter how many times some of us have come out of the great unknown victorious, every time after the fact is an unpredictable moment. Like a part of that old saying goes, “We fear what we don’t understand….” But is it that we don’t understand, or is it that we don’t trust what we know to be true?
And the truth of the matter is this, there’s nothing to be fearful of when we know that everything known, was once unknown. The greatest fear some of us have, aside from death, is that of failure. But why do we even give the thought of failure space in our mind, when it should be saturated with the thought of success? Just a pebble of doubt, can bring the biggest dream, crashing down to its knees. Our “why” should always be enough to keep both doubt and fear, at more than arms length. Why we started our journey, as well as the time and energy invested in the said journey, should be the fuel to the fire that will eventually blaze us to glory.
If we have accomplished just one thing, and we all have, achievement is no longer unknown. When we think about all we have accomplished, we’ll realize it was once unknown, but now, it isn’t. Sure, they’ll be trials and tribulations, but they should never be powerful enough to make us fear and doubt in what we believe.
And for the record, true failure is when we stop attempting to succeed. Everything else are just options not meant to produce the desired result.
The unknown desires nothing more than to be known. — Henery X
Thank you for taking the time to acknowledge my offering.
Remember. I’m not here to convince you to believe. I’m here to offer you something else to consider.
May we never lose our desire to outdo what we’ve already done.
We shine, but we shine our brightest when we shine together.
Peace, Love, and the utmost Respect.