When I was young and restless about my future after high school in Hong Kong, I leaned into the headwinds and dropped the "A-bomb" on my mom one night after dinner. "Mommy, I want to go to America."
We've been told through movies, music and literature that we're incomplete if we're alone. Only the presence of "another" can alleviate the void we feel inside and make us feel whole. In actuality, we feel the void when we're not aligned with ourselves.
When I tell people I had cancer, they usually feel bad for me. Yet, I feel that I'm lucky because the fragility of life has been woven into the fabric of my being.
Not everyone has dreamt big or even needs to, but for those that do, it's a real shame to see aspirations and talents go to waste because people are too afraid to recreate their own definition of success outside of the one given to us by society.
We frequently hear stories of heroism from the ranks of the military. Activists all over the world speak out with little thought to their safety. These courageous people face situations we believe should evoke feelings of fear -- yet they do what they do anyway.
Just believing hope exists can increase it! Hope gives us courage, persistence, willpower, resilience, strength and joy. Hopelessness takes them away. How you choose to think makes all the difference.
To find the bigger world, pack a smaller bag. We become all the more inventive, and confident, for doing more with less.
Regardless of your background or circumstances, your desire for change will allow you to move in the direction you want to go. You can be the most risk-averse person on the planet, but you don't have to remain stuck. Stop fighting your fear.
I want to invite you to join Arianna Huffington and a global community of like-minded people on what will be a life-transforming journey into fearless living.
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Deep down, I feared the trappings of marriage. I feared that marriage would make me give up independent thoughts and ideals.
Truth can be both objective and subjective; there are irrefutable and opinion-oriented truths. Being that truth is largely relevant to each of us, we often find ourselves asking: What is the right thing to do? And by "right," we refer to our truest decisions.
Guess what? Life is messy. And it doesn't always go the way you planned it. Life, you see, has a hard time staying within your lines.
Just about every human experiences some level of fear and self-doubt. If that's what you're feeling, how do you get yourself out of a constrained life frame?
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No one stood laughing on the walking track above me. No one shouted, "Silly woman! You're too old for that! Go home!"
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I have expanded, contracted, imploded and tried. I have tried again a million times. I have succeeded and I have failed. I have cried a river of tears. I have healed my wounds. I have been wounded again. I have suffered, and I have served. I have forgiven and I have been forgiven.
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