How do I become comfortable with unknown?

Exploring unknown for me was nothing else but fear and stress. Probably this is one of the reason I dislike exploring the world because I feel if anything happens, I don’t have any control nor strategies to save myself. Not only in relation to travelling, such mindset also impact on my other components of personal and work life.

Many people tried to convinced me that challenges are opportunities of growth. I remember my answer to them used to be “yes. I know but I preferred not to have such challenges.” Many of them will look at me with that look of difficult child. My thinking was that whether I like it or not, there will be things happening in my life that I have to do something about it. Therefore, I don’t seek challenges myself but it will report itself to me.

Recently, I slowly gained confidence and courage to trying new things, moving beyond my comfortable zone. Interestingly, I’ve found that challenges still report to me but I stop seeing them as challenges to overcome. It is something that I have no doubt that I can overcome or solve. Instead of special events in life, it forms a part of everyday life.

This is my wish for you:

Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs with spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighter your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth.

Love to complete your life.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I was thinking about difficult/challenging moments of my life this morning. Then, I realised that it is so easy to list shocking/tragic things happened in my life.
When I think about great things happened in my life, I have to pause and think about it. Interestingly, many of great things happened next to shocking/tragic things.
However, I am sure, there were things happened within everyday life. It probably depends on how I define great things happened in life. That probably explains how much I am taking my everyday for granted rather than treasure every single moment as last chance to spending it.

Regardless of good/bad, if I am going to treasure every moment in my life, for me to experience unknown is extraordinary as well. As a fact, I know that I will not able to experience this moment again in my life as who I am at this given moment. Then, probably, it is wiser to accept that as truth of life. I have a choice to whether I want to spend a day in sorrow or happiness. Tomorrow, I will be another person who have grown from today and I will make a choice from different place.

What have you decided to feel today?
What are you allowing yourself to decide today?
What are you experiencing today?

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