Fear of the unknown

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“A poem begins with a lump in the throat; a homesickness. It is a reaching-out toward expression; an effort to find fulfilment. ”

Robert Frost

Do you feel afraid of the unknown?

I often call this space the in-between.

The in-between is a season of transition from one thing to the next. We can lose our voice because of the ambiguity of the journey.

We can feel unsure, we question “Where too next”, we over think, and we doubt.

Then enters this poem by Robert Frost, showing me that a life lived sown, is often one that steps boldly into the unknown.

What causes your emotion to rise, a lump in your throat, causing words to spill into your subconscious?

I have learnt to not be afraid of my emotions any more, I know they have been gifted to help me communicate that which burdens my soul, but I have learnt to be the master of them.

I have learnt that the way I feel does not determine the theme of my day, it is just a vehicle to express my thoughts and voice, my emotions have become my muse.

Writing helps me explore the fear I hold around the unknown.

A release of what is deep within your soul that you have been doing scared to admit to anyone, someone, anything.

Let go of the “what if I fail?” and step into the “what was I designed to bring?”

You were created with a purpose.

There is a song that only you can sing.

Continue to walk the in-between with courage and strength.


About Amanda

Amanda Viviers has published ten books and is a presenter on radio across New Zealand and Australia. She is also the co-founder of Kinwomen; a network created to inspire women to start conversations that matter. Head of Narrative for Compassion Australia, she is driven by a passion for social justice, she loves supporting projects for women in developing countries. Teaching women to live creative lives, beyond the circumstances, is something she pursues daily. Wife of Charl and Mum of Maximus and Liberty, she lives a creative life, longing to see people live inspired. Pinterest/ Twitter/ @Mandaviviers Instagram: @amandaviviers Facebook: @amandaviviersperth