I walked into the fog of fear. What is fear? Fear is the ability to recognize danger leading to an urge to confront it or flee from it. All I could see was the fog, when I stepped out for my daily walk on a cold December morning. It was scary, I couldn’t see a few steps ahead of me and it was like a white sheet had enveloped the world from all sides. I immediately turned back to go home but something made me stop and take a step forward, albeit reluctantly. I thought to myself that I would walk a few steps and see how the fog looked from there and if it remained the same dense white wall of nothingness, I would turn back. So I walked a bit further.
As I hesitatingly moved ahead into the dense fog I started thinking about life and how we get scared of troubles when they appear out of the blue, like the fog that morning. And how we are so afraid to walk a few steps towards conquering our fears that we give up even before trying. With every step I took towards the fog it retreated a few steps. It was like the bully who starts retreating when the bullied child takes a stand and holds his ground. The fog was scared of me and my advancing steps. It was running scared and making my path smooth and devoid of all obstacles and hurdles. I could clearly see the road I was taking and where I was heading.
This was how the road looked initially and with each step forward it started becoming clearer and easier to see and navigate. Life is no different, we should not lose hope when faced with adversity. Just brace ourselves and move ahead, all the problems will become clear and the solution will be visible too.
I started walking faster as the path started becoming visible, and the faster I walked the clearer it became.
Suddenly there was clarity and light, all around. Realization dawned, Life was livable again. All it took was a few brave steps, some courageous thoughts and a bold decision to not give up at the slightest sign of trouble. The fog of fear cleared and in its place was the path to success.