being scared - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
Being scared is normal and natural, an appropriate response to a situation that feels threatening. I'd be more concerned if you weren't.
Being scared is a tough, tough emotion. Surviving it will make you stronger, though a sane person such as yourself would of course avoid it if there was any other option. You path is onwards through those challenges. I wish it could be easier, but it's not. Love yourself. Remember that you are loved. From there will come your strength and the light of victory ahead.
Being scared and hiding are different things. I can be scared and stand my ground. I can be scared and still think clearly - with logic, heart and self control. This is how you become a real alpha. This is how you become a good leader.
I keep trying to dial the fun and playful me but she won't pick up the phone... why is that? Oh yeah... I'm scared; time to figure out what's going on, for real this time, no comforting self delusions.
I know I'm scared when those old fears run through my head, when I hear the taunting laughter of years past, when I was a skinny kid and punchline of teenage jokes. I know I'm scared when these bad memories cut loose their chains and invade my confidence, eroding the person I have built since those dark days. The fear comes most when I'm tired and flees in the nighttime, vanquished by the time I awake. So when my thoughts tumble into that abyss and the rope ladders burn, I put down my phone, turn off my computer too, and curl up where it's dark and warm. For my dreams are my helicopter, my dream-self is the pilot, and she's waiting to take me out of here the moment I let it all go.
Listen to your intuition, being scared can be an informative emotion. It may be right to run or hide, it may be right to stand up tall and be brave, these are amongst the toughest choices we ever make.
Fear is as ubiquitous as sunlight on these cracked streets. There are the marks that cower in their homes, terrified of the gang violence and kerosene bombs. There are the young inductees who's only experience wielding knives is spreading cheap margarine, rejecting the mamas they need, keeping secrets that kill them a slice at a time. There are the leaders who watch for the end they know must come, who in their lifestyle grows old? It is the fear of the prey or the fear of the street soldier, the arena ever changing for both yet forming a prison. Being scared is so normal, so inescapable, that it is ignored by the majority and crumbling is pilloried as a weakness. The strange thing is that the rare ones who get out fall apart anyway, as if the sudden release of pressure did more harm than good. Not me though, I'm gonna be different...
I'm scared to fail; I'm scared to succeed. I don't want to be lonely; I feel tense in a crowd. There's something about blending in that feels safe; there's something about never standing on a stage that would just kill me. I love to be with friends; I worry about what they think. We're all supposed to want to be popular; I can't breathe in large social groups. Every step I take is a path between two fears, being scared is just part of the course.