4. That fear can also empower you.
When you find that person who loves you for you, you don’t care what anyone else thinks. When someone else loves you after knowing the real you, you end up falling in love with yourself. You become authentic and ultimately happier because of it.
Love is its own adventure, and just like any other journey, there are obstacles and plot twists around every corner. As I am learning, relationships are not for the faint of heart. You peel back the layers of your life, and you hope the vulnerability will be reciprocated. You don’t know what the future holds, and all you have is the word of that other person.
It’s like walking on a tight rope with someone at the bottom who has promised to be your net. You have to trust that if you fall, the person will catch you. But, you don’t know for sure unless you fall.
I believe that although fear is typically looked at as a negative emotion, it isn’t. We are put on this earth to take chances, fail, succeed, learn from our mistakes and ultimately live. If we aren’t taking chances and scaring ourselves every once in a while, are we even really living?