Stepping Into The Unknown

Ian Paul Marshall —  July 29, 2010

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“You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.” ~ Denis Waitley

I hate scary movies.

My wife loves them though. It’s an interesting dynamic. And every so often she’ll bat her eyes and sucker me into watching one.

The watching of the movies isn’t so bad. It’s what comes after-wards. The carry over of fear. How my mind will create monsters out of the smallest of things.

I’ll even have to keep the lights on until the last possible moment before I go to bed. And then, every noise in the house is transformed into a zombie coming to eat my brains.

Ghost movies are the worst!

Like paranormal activity. I was a basket case for days. And just thinking about that movie now gives me goose bumps.

I’ll usually freak out at some point and tell me wife that, “I’m never going to watch a scary movie again!”

And she smiles at me. You know that smile. The one that says, “Aren’t you so cute thinking that you’re going to get your way.”

And maybe for a couple of months I do. But eventually she’ll wear me down. Blind side me with those beautiful eyes of hers and that every so charming personality that made me propose.

Then the next thing I know, I’m curled up in the corner of the couch, squirming in my seat, watching another horror flick.

So what does scary movies have to do with stepping into the unknown?

In both situations we create monsters within our mind.

How To Step Into The Unknown

When we step into the unknown we have no reference point for what’s to come. We’re set adrift in the dark. Groping, blind and a little bit scared.

And when we’re alone in the dark, that’s when all the scary stuff that’s locked deep within our mind comes to the surface.

We may feel like…

We’re not good enough. We’re not smart enough. Or we’ll never get things right.

I’m here to tell you that you are good enough. You are smart enough. And eventually you will figure it out and everything will be fine.

All throughout your life you will journey from the known to the unknown.

From the light into the darkness and back again.

Edward Teller said that, “When you come to the end of all the light you know, and it’s time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things shall happen: Either you will be given something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.”

Faith can mean trust.

So when you’re stepping into the unknown you really have the chance to trust again.

Trust Helps You Step Into The Unknown

  • Trust in yourself.
  • Trust that everything will be OK.
  • Ultimately trust that the universe will conspire in your favor.

That whatever is to come will bring into your life more joy, more love and more abundance.

So take that next step and trust.

Trust that you’ll be given something solid to stand on or that you’ll be taught to fly.

Be Inspirational!


It’s these twists and turns in the road that always lead to new adventures, new friends, and new discoveries about yourself.

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