The unknown can be scary. After all, unknowns can ask questions of the future and can stir up feelings of uncertainly. These feelings of uncertainty with our situations can translate into uncertainly of ourselves if we are not careful. As humans we are programed towards security and safety. Our brains want to conceptualize each experience in a very methodical way to avoid discomfort. Of course then exposing ourselves to the unknowns of the universe is well….. frightening. The human need for safety is a fundamental aspect of human motivation. This need for safety, although essential for survival purposes, has negative influences on our perceptions and risk taking abilities. Without taking risks we will never know what is truly possible. In a quest to lead a free authentic life, unknowns are then essential. Without great risk, nothing changes. Freedom from fear and liberation begins when we begin to open ourselves to the unknown whatever that may look like. “My unknown”, although unique in it’s construct of thoughts and perceptions, is the same universally. We all have fears and perceptions that at times limit us from accessing our highest selves. Opening to the unknown creates space and a vastness that is more peaceful, and free. Having trust that things will unfold just as they are supposed to can be hard, but is necessary for our emotional growth as individuals. Opening into the unknown is an opening within your own heart and trusting that whatever comes your way you can handle.