Growing up we’re told stories designed
to instil fear in our minds. You’re taught to not accept shiny red apples from strangers. Or go into the woods alone lest we encounter a big bad wolf. Best case scenario, these fears help us get through life without being poisoned
or eaten. But most of the time I think we let the fear of things we don’t understand limit us. Because if we just find the courage to illuminate the dark places they might turn out to not be so frightening at all. I’ve always had a hard time accepting what I don’t know. I believe that with the right research, you
can find the courage to conquer any fear. But I can tell you from experience that
there are worse things out there than the witches and bogeymen of fairytales. Things where the more you know, the more cause you have to fear them. I know now that courage isn’t about being unafraid. It’s about knowing when a danger is real
and still doing what’s right. You owe it to yourself to point your flashlight into the dark and see what you’re actually dealing with. Because in most cases, knowledge will show you there’s nothing to fear. And when it doesn’t, it will give you the tools to defeat it. I am not afraid to face the dark of night. I am Linda Chanda and I am a Soul Rider.