It's been quite sometime since I wrote an article.

But sometimes life happens, and I get very busy doing other things.

I usually don't like spending much time behind screens either. But I try my best to connect and share my knowledge with my audience.

I have a lot to talk about this topic. So Let's Jump right into it.

Fear is a language, that speaks to us on a daily basis. But we either pay attention to it, or silence it.

Most people view Fear as an enemy, and they are totally controlled by It.

Some few people, learned how to master their own Fears, and silence the monsters in their heads.

Every person gets afraid at some point.

Remember when we all started walking when we were babies? I am sure you don't remember. But probably you have some pictures or videos that showed you the very first step you took. How did it feel? Remember? Can you go back in time and try to remember?

I am sure we were as afraid as Now. So afraid to fall.

But we fell, and we have seen that falling is not that bad.

So we kept on trying again and again until we learned how to walk.

Then we moved to walking and reaching out to things and break them!!

(Never mind)!!

Everything else in life is exactly the same. The same as those baby steps we took.

To start breaking our Fears, we need to take steps.

Things cannot just happen without taking steps. You cannot sit down, and wait for a miracle to happen.

Go out and take your step, and you will get an outcome at some point.

Sometimes it's not even about you, It's about the people around you, that project their fears on you, not allowing you to take that step you always wanted to take.

You will tell your friend something like, I am thinking to learn how to ride a motorcycle.

Your friend: Are you crazy? People die from motorcycles, you don't want to die young. Forget about this idea.

Then you gave up about pursuing your dreams in riding a motorcycle.

Thats why I always felt that No matter what you want to do in your life, Do NOT share it with anyone. Even your closest ones.

They might discourage you. So go out and do it anyway.

It's your own Journey. Your own experience.

They probably faced different kind of experiences in their lives.

So start writing your own memories. Chapter by Chapter. Keep Learning and growing.

After realizing the people who are the most afraid in my circles. I started asking them on purpose about things I want to do (But not really want to do) and wait for their answer.

Of course, I know their answer.

So, they directly start telling me that I am going to die if I tried to do this things, and how many people died trying. Probably they will come up with a fake story to even terrify me more.

So you see, Now you understand how people deal with FEAR.

You understand that it's a language, some people speaks it, and some people don't speak it.

You will connect with those who speak it fluently. Find them.

And my last advice for you,

Learn how to walk in this life silently, and Let your steps make the noise.

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Why do we learn something we are not comfortable with?

Why learn a new language, or a musical instrument when you will never ever have to use it?

The answer is; to keep your brain young and healthy.

When we were kids, we used to fill our times doing many things; from learning how to swim to art classes, basketball, volleyball, to singing and acting.

We were never ashamed of what we do.

We were seldom worried to fail or if we were embarrassed or rejected.

We rarely complained or say why we are we learning something that will never be useful for us in the future!!

I must admit though, I have often said; why am I taking history lessons? I will never have to use it in the future!

To go off topic, I still question all the history that was written in our books and what was taught to us.

Was it written by men or women? Are they all men in power who wrote those books? And many questions comes to mind about books in general.

After publishing my first book, I knew that not all books get out there unless you are well known or a person of power.

Then once we get into college, we need to decide what major we want to study. We need to choose. Because you don’t want to make the mistake of wasting 4 years or even more, studying something that will not get you a Job in the future.

If you don’t get into college, you will not have a job. But Why?

Focusing your brain on one field only will cause your brain to tighten not allowing it to challenge itself to grow.

Why do we do that to people and cause future illnesses that no one knows how to cure.

Have you ever had to deal with someone working in your bank or an employee who just don’t get what you say because you are asking them to be a little bit more creative?!! Or find a solution to a problem!!

They are wired like machines.

If you tell them to do a certain task, they will do the task without adding the magic part of it which is thinking. Be a little bit more creative, can you?

They can’t.

Then Jobs nowadays because they witnessed probably all the slowness, they add in their Job description, be more creative, be a self-starter...etc.

It’s like telling them to breath under water.

I have worked with people who are extremely talented and creative, and they always make life more colorful and brighter for everyone. They are the artists, even if they study one field or a major in college, they still write imaginary stories and draw different characters and those employees used to tell me that they have the worst grades in college.

That’s why I always wondered about the bad systems that make people spend 4 years of their lives studying one field.

I am now in my mid 30s and I am feeling that I want to learn something new. Something that I have never done before in my life. Something scares me, and makes me feel uncomfortable.

Lots of people once they have a good career, they stick to it most of their lives, and if they get fired, they feel depressed and feel useless because they don’t know how to make a life for themselves.

They don’t know how to hunt.

They rely on others for their own success and happiness.

To keep a healthy and young brain, you have to keep an attitude of learning something new in every age. Age is just a number and your brain can get younger just by the way you think and view life.

When you have a young brain, you will look young and people would tell you; you look 18 years old.

It’s a good feeling isn’t it? Then when you reach 70, you will look 40 

It’s because your thoughts, and positive attitude will keep your brain younger each year.

Keep learning my friends

Lina Khalifeh

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Why do we always seek a perfect life?

People always asked me; what is the ideal world you want to live in?

I always got confused about this question. I am living in an ideal world, and if I have to re- live it once again, I will still choose Lina’s character. I think God gave my spirit exactly what it needed at this time and space.

Darkness exists. Whether you like it or not. There is no such thing as a perfect life where unicorns Jump around. Yes, Maybe there are sheep’s jumping around, but I have never seen a unicorn before!

What am I trying to say here, is that we live in a world that contains darkness. It has a night that is dark. A space that is dark. And your thoughts can be so dark too. Some souls get dark with time, and we always refuse to speak about darkness or prepare the world for this visitor that we don’t like.

When your life is going against your force, you will find any external factor to make you forget or make you happy for a moment, like; drug addiction, alcohol and much more.

We don’t know how to deal with the dark side or life as dark unit itself.

Nobody ever taught us in school about darkness. Nobody ever prepared us to deal with nightmares.

Well the good part of the story, is you can always replace darkness with light, or let it pass through you without affecting you. And release it back to the universe where it belongs without harming you.

Darkness exists in every person, and light exists in every person too. It contains dark emotions like; your intentions, your anger, hate, jealousy and much more.

You cannot really see people’s intentions, but you can always feel it. Trust your unconscious feeling because it can travel through space and time and see through humans. Your eyes are limited, and they can’t see much. Use your feelings for clarity.

Life reward humans based on their intentions. You don’t really have to tell me what you think, in order to believe if you are a good person or not. You are the only one who knows your intentions and you are the only one who can replace it with good intentions.

There are always ways to replace darkness:

1. Watch your thoughts, is it telling you some bad stories about some people? Did you start to believe the stories in your head?

2. Watch how you feel around these thoughts? Do you feel consumed or tired?

3. Is there something you need to accept that you have been avoiding for a long time?

4. Do you truly love yourself? Or you always criticize yourself?

You cannot get rid of darkness without accepting it at the beginning. Yes, you need to welcome it, then let it go and it will leave you alone, at least for a while.

I had many nightmares in my life, and I was always afraid to go to bed, because I knew I will be facing a new nightmare tonight.

I forced myself not to sleep, but then one day I had enough, and talked to myself and said; Lina, do you want to face it, or keep running away from it? Face it Now. Accept it. Find a way to deal with it, because no one in this universe will help you from this but yourself.

I will not tell you in this article the secret recipe into getting rid of your nightmares, but maybe in other articles for sure ;)

Since that day I have been sleeping in peace and appreciating every dream that I have.

Every once in a while, when I get a nightmare visiting me, I face it and never try to run away from it.

You see, not everything is written in books and internet about life fully.

Everyone writes his/her own book based on their experiences in life, their values and their backgrounds. "You have to learn to see your life as a classroom" as Maya angelou once said.

Learn from your own experiences and accept anything that comes your way with pure LOVE, even darkness itself.

Lina Khalifeh

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