June 24, 2010


Of the unknown

The untrodden path

The unscaled heights

The unexplored depths.

Illustration credit: Laura Lee


Of failure





Of loneliness





Of people

Natural calamities




Of being let down



Taken for granted.


Of the known

The challenges

The obstacles

The constraints.


Of so many things

In life

That dictates

The paths we choose.

What if there was

No fear?

What would

You do?

Where would

You go?

How would

You live

A fearless


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18 Responses to Fear

  1. ApoyandoNo Gravatar on June 24, 2010 at 11:06 am

    I love asking questions to self. And you’ve given me a worthy one, free of cost :)

    • MansiNo Gravatar on June 28, 2010 at 6:10 pm

      Glad to be able to do that, Ashutosh :-)

  2. Vikram KarveNo Gravatar on June 24, 2010 at 11:13 am

    very nicely written…
    Maybe, a Clear Conscience lessens fears

    • MansiNo Gravatar on June 28, 2010 at 6:10 pm

      Maybe so, Vikram. Some fears are so deeply entrenched in our psyches that it takes a lot of introspection and self-awareness to overcome them. Thanks for stopping by :-)

  3. yogasvyNo Gravatar on June 24, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    How about be befriending fear just like we do for love and awareness and so on. Why single out fear. Without fear there is no growth.

  4. Judith van PraagNo Gravatar on June 24, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    If I didn’t feel fear, I fear I’d run into traffic without looking right or left, I fear I’d eat molded bread, spoiled leftovers, toxic plants and mushrooms and disregard the 5 seconds rule. I fear I’d have contracted V.D. or Hepatitis B. Without knowing fear, I wouldn’t listen to my intuition, I’d run into danger all the time. I fear I wouldn’t even have common sense, smarts yes, but what is one without the other? If I didn’t have my fear, I fear I’d be gone by now.

    • MansiNo Gravatar on June 28, 2010 at 6:05 pm

      Judith, I see what you’re saying, but there is a difference in being reckless and being fearless. Living a fearless life doesn’t mean making unwise, unintelligent choices. It just means analyzing what’s holding you back from doing something and addressing your fears.

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  6. BillNo Gravatar on June 25, 2010 at 3:46 am

    Fear motivates & is the single biggest obstacle we all face in our life. To be able to let go of fear is the single greatest thing a person can do for their selves.

    I have learned to let go of fear & live in the current moment so my life would be no different.



    • MansiNo Gravatar on June 28, 2010 at 5:59 pm

      Thanks, Bill. It’s hard to let go when one has years and years of training to fear everything different or unknown. It takes time and practice. Hope I can be like you someday soon.

  7. RahulNo Gravatar on June 25, 2010 at 10:19 am

    In my short life i have lived, i have not feared but have been constricted by responsibilities and i always imagined, if those responsibilities weren’t there, my life would have been so much different. Just thinking of doing whatever I want, gives me the thrill like none. Nice words Mansi.

    • MansiNo Gravatar on June 28, 2010 at 5:58 pm

      Thanks, Rahul. I think a lot of times we self-impose constraints. A simpler life isn’t necessarily easier.

  8. PatNo Gravatar on June 25, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Good thought provoking questions Mansi! Love reading your stuff.

    • MansiNo Gravatar on June 28, 2010 at 5:57 pm

      You are too kind, Pat. Thank you! :-)

  9. keerthanaNo Gravatar on June 25, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    Hmmm, I would really want to live like that!

    • MansiNo Gravatar on June 28, 2010 at 5:57 pm

      So, what’s stopping you? :-)


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