Originally Posted by ssandra
Do you see that you are letting a fear stop you from doing what you want here?
And this is an "easy" fear. You don't have to worry here about hurting other people, this is just all about you.
Why not think why you have this fear? What believe about yourself makes you not want to be outside where people can see you?
Trust me, they won't be looking at you, or even thinking about you. Average people are way to busy thinking about their own lives...
Why not just go ahead and conquer this fear? Go for a walk during the day. Just do it. You'll see that also during the day the earth can be a beautiful place if you look for it.
Just do this one thing, for 7 days. Just to show yourself that you CAN. That you are not ruled by fear, but that YOU control YOU.
I HAVE done this though, that's how I know I don't like it. I did it last summer and I have done it about 4 times in the last month. It isn't JUST the people seeing me that bothers me, it's the noise, and movement. I like things being still and peaceful. If I lived in the country it would be way easier to go for walks during the day, although I'd still prefer sunrise. I just love being outside when it's dark. When I was a kid I used to sneak out and just go walking around in the yard, and pretend I was the only person alive. I've had this feeling ever since then, I was probably 12 or 13 years old. So it isn't some new thing, it's just always been there. When me and my brother would play outside, he'd go in after suppertime and I would stay outside by myself until it was bedtime, just enjoying the peaceful quiet darkness. I feel like nature can't be appreciated properly when there are too many noises and distractions during the day. Maybe I should try to find a job where I work outside at night?
I don't think there are any.