Human Survival Instincts

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  • Fear

“My whole life I’ve been telling myself “don’t be afraid.” And it’s only now that I’m realizing how stupid that is. Don’t be afraid. Like saying “don’t move out of the way when someone tries to punch you” or “don’t flinch at the heat of a fire” or “don’t blink”. Don’t be human. I’m afraid and you’re afraid and we’re all always going to be afraid because that’s the point. What I should be telling myself is “be afraid, but do it anyway.”

Live anyway.”

Because fear is nothing but the natural protective shield that shelters us from the dangers of the world.

  • Hope

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite the darkness”

Because when we, at last, see the light, the fog clouding our minds starts to lift, and we are able to push through the adversities to reach the top.

  • Uncertainty

“Trust the wait.

Embrace the uncertainty.

Enjoy the beauty of becoming.

When nothing is certain, anything is possible”

For not all those who wander are lost; on the contrary, with uncertainty comes endless possibility; uncertainty gives us the ability to overcome any restraints or doubts regarding the future. The sky’s the limit!

  • Kindness

“Kindness is one of the greatest gifts you can bestow upon another. If someone is in need, lend them a helping hand. Do not wait for a thank you. True kindness lies within the act of giving without the expectation of something in return.”

‘Because giving is receiving, always.’

  • Stress & Anxiety

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”

And stress, overtime, had taught us that life is a gift that we should enjoy

rather than worry over, for its all going to be alright at the end.

  • Love

“Perhaps, we should love ourselves so fiercely, that when others see us they know exactly how it should be done.”

‘For when she remembered who she was, the game changed.’

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    It is said that human action is governed largely by instinct and emotion. These innate elements that we experience on a daily basis throughout our lives make us human; they shape us into the person that we are. Within many societies, it’s very common to be told that we shouldn’t feel a certain way. Instead, we should be brave and courageous. Yet embracing these natural gifts of being human is, in fact, being brave and having courage. The question that we should ask ourselves instead, that society should pose, is one that has been directed by Justin Baldoni to his fellow men “Are you brave enough to be vulnerable? To reach out to another man when you need help? To dive headfirst into your shame? Are you strong enough to be sensitive, to cry whether you are hurting or you’re happy, even if it makes you look weak?”

     Feel the fear; let yourself hope even when it’s tiring; acknowledge the uncertainty; show kindness regardless of your emotional status; win the battle against stress and anxiety; love unconditionally. These emotions were not meant to be ignored and disregarded; they are a blessing, our natural survival instincts, and once we open our arms wide, recognize, and appreciate them, we’ll be able to say that life has never been better!

 

Happy Thursday!

 

Yours Truly,

N

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