I feared being alone…until I learned to like
I feared people’s opinions…until I learned
that people would have opinions about me anyway.
I feared failure…..until I realized that
they are only the stepping stones to success.
I feared rejection ….until I learned
to have faith in myself.
I feared pain…until I learned
that it is necessary for growth.
I feared the truth….until I saw the ugliness
I feared life…until I experienced
that it depends solely on my attitude.
I feared death….until I realized
that it is only a beginning.
I feared hate…until I saw
that it was nothing more than ignorance.
I feared love….until I realized that
I do need the other person to love me back
I feared ridicule….until I learned
how to laugh at myself.
I feared success … until I learned
that it is okay to be the best I can.
I feared growing old….until I realized
that I gained the beauty of wisdom every day.
I feared the dark…until I saw
the beauty of the stars and moonlight.
I feared the past….until I realized
that it can only hurt me if I allow it to do so.
I feared the future….until I realized
that it is only this moment that matters.
I feared change…..until I saw
that even the most beautiful butterfly had to undergo
a metamorphosis before it could fly.