Suyin Aerts
July 17, 2020


I am writing these Friday thought on Wednesday already as I might not be 100% sober on Friday due to a small intervention tomorrow.

Nothing special, regular stuff, but with anaesthesia...

Let me be honest I have felt more fearless before. Those who know me would not say that I am anxious. Always into trying new things and do crazy stuff, but losing control and putting my sleep in the hands of this doctors, another ball game it seems.

Funny feeling. It made me think about fear. I recently had a talk with a friend that told me that any fear is something that we learn, not something we are born with. Guess he knows what he is saying as he studied psychology. Anxious for spiders, fear of contamination...

In the end, there is no substitute for courage, no shortcut to bravery. To become the person you most need to be and create the life you most yearn to live, you must be willing to do the things that scare you. Again and again and again.

We all come to moments throughout our lives where we have to let go of the safety of where we are now and venture into the uncertainty of the future. That moment requires courage.

Fear is an emotion, but it’s not reality. They say it is by acting as though you are fearless that you start to actually fear less.

I wonder what my dreams will be during the 'fake sleep' it might bring food for thought next Friday.

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