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Don’t Be Afraid

Here we are, afraid of losing what we have all the time, holding on to it so tight that not a soul can touch it. We think by hiding it from the world, it’s hidden and it’s ours. Nothing is. Nothing ever will be. For, nothing ever was.

If you think there is anything that you have, that’s yours, be it money, a house, a job, or a girlfriend… it’s nothing but an illusion. It’ll all disappear… in one blow. One blow, my man.

Here we are, so insecure that we are afraid of re-starting our lives, so we just carry on trying to sort out the current mess. The thought that we should give it all up and just start all over – with nothing – might cross our minds some time, sure, but we get scared and we push away anything that scares us.

There is nothing I can ever achieve or gain that I cannot lose, in a matter of seconds. You have never gained enough to not be able to lose it all, in just a few minutes. What you think is yours, was never yours and will never be yours. Whatever you make here, you leave here. You came naked and you’re going to go back naked.

So what are you afraid of?

Let all be lost. Let them take away everything. As long as you have your heart beating strong, as long as you have your nostrils working fine, as long as the blood flows in your veins, you will live, you will breathe and you can get it all back… again and again. For, if you can do it once, you can damn well do it again. It’s just a game we play – Life.

By Rohit Wadhwaney

{ 52 comments… add one }
  • son_of_fate May 27, 2022, 12:58 pm

    Wow…(claps) feeling RE-ENERGIZED, MOTIVATED and ASSURED! Keep them flowing and coming right through… It’s SUPERB!

  • Hyuna September 7, 2017, 7:42 am

    This story make me so confident that people can get back thing that they lost if they really want it.This also tell that people cannot give up on their live and take action like suicide. That was totally wrong.

  • Evans April 14, 2017, 3:05 am

    Please, my big problem in this world is ‘fear’. I wish u could throw more light on it. I will surely stop thinking about it. Thank you

  • Bira oborume February 25, 2016, 8:04 am

    Nice story keep up. Life is a game

  • Harry Reddnap August 31, 2015, 3:50 pm

    Good perspective of matter

  • Amelita Tajo March 3, 2015, 10:33 pm

    I start reading this and it touches my soul, truly a life changing page.

  • Jayson January 23, 2015, 3:22 am

    I agree with you my friend!!!, but I think fear of losing something or someone is not easy… yeah!!! life is a game, God knows

  • Ntombifuthi November 2, 2014, 4:24 pm

    Fear can rob you, I want to change my job but fear keeps on holding me back.

  • Dimple July 27, 2014, 10:41 am

    Fear is your weakness to wash away with your responsibilities

  • Jeniva July 7, 2014, 10:44 pm


  • Villam June 4, 2014, 4:41 am

    Really motivated me after loosing a lover

  • J S March 29, 2014, 1:54 pm

    Nice story … Hmmm

  • Kennmarie February 4, 2014, 10:31 pm

    I agree with you… whoever you are hehehe

  • Abbas October 2, 2013, 4:54 am

    This site contains the most amazing inspirational stories. The one who reads it will surely think once to change his/her perspective of living life. You are doing a great job. Keep it up & hope to see some more interesting stories.

  • Gunel August 2, 2013, 3:12 am

    Yes, don’t be afraid, but how not to be afraid, sometimes this damn life hits us so badly that we cant overcome it, it takes off you everything, in this way how you can be sure and happy can everyone answer me?

  • Izra June 4, 2013, 5:42 pm

    Don’t be afraid. Reminds me of the phrase “live life to the fullest” which simply means freedom. We have all the time in this world. We create our own story. Why not try those things that we haven’t done yet? It’s just a matter of choice. Just don’t be afraid to lose. πŸ™‚

  • Channa June 3, 2013, 3:31 am

    I have a 60 years old mother to feed. I have to support my old beloved mother and myself. How can I re-start again with nothing.
    I really wanna to restart everything of me – job, study and the feeling when I were a high school student. But I have founded it impossible. Several times, I feel upset over life.

    • Randy June 3, 2013, 9:03 am

      Sometimes starting over is deciding to be strong and stay positive in the face of overwhelmingly difficult times. To say “I refuse to be brought down” is leaving behind the things you are clinging to. Resolve to have hope in yourself. I know it sounds over simplified, but sometimes the only change you can make is your attitude.

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  • Randy May 19, 2013, 6:56 am

    I rememder a time I lost everything. Iost my home, job, girlfriend, friends, and parents. I was young and I anguished over walking out on a very bad situation for weeks. Than I made up my mind and gathered a suitcase and walked out the door. At first fear almost overcome me. I had nothing. Not even a car. I had $100 to my name and what I could carry. Suddenly, I felt a rush or courage and freedom that to this day I remember. It was like a weight had lifted. I thought to myself how silly it was to worry and stress over any of the things I thought were life altering important. I think of the feeling now as I’m older and hope that’s the feeling I will get when I leave this world.

  • Yolly May 7, 2013, 4:44 am

    It also reminds us to take care of His creation, which is not ours to own.

  • Melese Getinet April 11, 2013, 7:11 am

    Rohit, thank you because you know it very well.

  • Martin Maebo April 4, 2013, 4:33 am

    That’s very true. Life and all its experiences is are shadows! Christ is the reality of all things!

  • Pradeep March 29, 2013, 2:58 am

    This really motivates, and also gives an idea to let it go and not to work hard because when you work hard you will surly expect for something.

    So don’t work more hard and let it go if things are against you. Or this is stupid because if you are working for no reason then there is no use of yours in this world.

  • Gamutakayama March 2, 2013, 3:33 am

    It’s very very inspiring!

  • Duyilemi olumide February 17, 2013, 1:37 pm

    Really inspiring!

  • Sachin b December 13, 2012, 3:51 am

    Yes, it’s true. All thigs are temporary. Only one truth death is certain!

  • Dania November 20, 2012, 9:45 am

    I am scared from loosing the people who I like.

  • Shubham October 26, 2012, 9:59 am

    Awesome!! Inspiring…

  • Raju Paliwal October 20, 2012, 6:18 am

    All I want to say is … Thanks Rohit.

  • Jude Judefinder September 21, 2012, 9:39 pm

    What so ever that can be achieved can be lost hmmm. That is true but what about what is given to you?

  • Dyaa Ella August 29, 2012, 9:12 am

    I love it! A galaxy of reality :X:X

  • Abdul Wahab August 25, 2012, 12:33 pm

    Fantastic…! Yeah… The life is just the game as we don’t have ours .. always be in one mind. . . live in peace. . and don’t care for non-sense thinkings…

  • John C. Brown July 31, 2012, 10:55 am

    Stumbled across your post searching “motivational”. Turning 45 August 5th and your words made me think of my youth as well as my mortality. Hard to believe you are so young. I have lived your story and actually found my talents in starting over and rebuilding again and again. There in the silence of each new beginning the hope and promise are as refreshing and pure as that of a new love.
    Thank you for stirring my mind and please share more!

  • Bini July 25, 2012, 3:26 am

    Thanks. I thought I would always have to live with fear. But I guess I moving one step ahead thanks.. it helps a lot!

  • Farchan Fathurrahman June 29, 2012, 5:17 am

    Today I play winning eleven playstation,
    Yesterday I played PES,
    The day before yesterday I played chess,
    But I forget that everyday I play onother game –> life

  • Simon April 2, 2012, 1:09 pm

    It’s true that we’re just stewards of what we posses here on earth but life isn’t a game, you’ll not have your next breath if God allows.

  • Ashu January 22, 2012, 11:12 am

    Wow now that’s something! I was searching for good motivational/inspiratoinal speeches which I need to deliver in class and i came across this superb text. Well, thanks Mr. Rohit, deep thought that is! I owe you the full points I’ll hopefully gain by this! πŸ™‚

  • Prathima December 20, 2011, 7:02 am

    I do agree with all the aspects of you, But there is a concept of Love in Life and that is the only thing a human being can own… And now tell me aren’t you scared if that “Love” goes away from you???

  • Ayushi December 3, 2011, 8:59 pm

    Nice story…..never ever afraid of losing anything….if we see from 1 face of life we have all what we want actually but from other it’s a perception…….

  • asok k mandal March 11, 2011, 5:22 am

    Nothing is but what is not…

  • Venkatesh Prabhu March 9, 2011, 1:14 pm

    It’s true… we should not be afraid for losing anything that we have, those are only illusions……

  • Nihar February 27, 2011, 1:47 pm

    Nice story!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    It really touched me…

  • Santosh February 5, 2011, 12:49 pm

    Nice work.
    Reminds me of “Fear is a weakness.And weakness deteriorates human culture.”

  • Bhavya January 13, 2011, 5:07 am

    The story is fabulous. Keep writing more story.

  • Kuldeep October 16, 2010, 12:07 am

    The only way to get rid of fear is to surrender your self to the almighty and belive that what ever is happening or will happpen will be as per the wish of god. Let him take charge of your life.

  • Nafis August 19, 2010, 4:02 pm

    Nice story. Nice perspective.

  • Bankit August 1, 2010, 6:10 am

    Your marvellous efforts were like beautiful candles that glow in the dark and light the darkest corner in our lives. Tis’ an amazing piece of work for the sake of God. Your site is a great blessing for all mankind and the stories are like perfect lessons to learn about life.

    Keep up the good work!
    God bless.

  • Sundari February 19, 2010, 8:59 am

    It is an acceptable thought that nothing in the world is ours.

  • niTin October 12, 2009, 8:11 am

    Truly said Rohit “It’s just a game we play called as Life”.

  • Abhishek soni September 25, 2009, 4:18 pm

    “Look my friend the word fear is mearly a thought n just an imagination of our immature mind, so the more u think of it the more stronger it ll hit u back , in return! The best way to get ride of it is to just stop thinking over it and let this thought bypass your mind, like a cloud bypassing a peak, and keep concentrating on your time, place, dimension and work!Which otherwise be left undone, thence it will be in vain to regrete and repent for the time lost!”

    By DR. Abhishek soni

  • Spirit May 27, 2009, 1:27 am

    If it’s that easy….then why tears, sadness, sorrow and many other things are still existing???? I agree with u that we shouldn’t think we own anything on this earth, but fear is a huge monster that can attack u suddenlly at any moment…..It’s out of control! u can’t push a button and let it go!

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