The American writer, mythologist, and lecturer Joseph Campbell said: “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” But, what does this mean? The work of Joseph Campbell is focused on the human experience.
He often said “Follow your bliss,” and he really meant it. It was his whole philosophy. In fact, a lot of people don’t follow their passion because they are afraid of the risks that come with it.
What’s more, they are often not sure if that path is the right one for them.
The Director of the Lazarus Institute and a licensed physiologist Clifford N Lazarus said the following:
Most people have fears and anxieties. Often they are adaptive and rational emotional responses. But in many cases, fears and anxieties are not adaptive or rational. They do nothing but create huge and unnecessary barriers that block us from moving forward in life or simply from feeling better about ourselves.
So, to learn what your soul desires and what you are most afraid of, choose one of the doors on the picture below that frightens you the most. This simple test will discover something deeper about you.
Pick one door that you’re afraid to enter, and read the meaning below. You’ll be shocked how accurate results you’ll get.
1. Abandoned House
You are a real person that doesn’t make frivolous decisions. You like to see every situation from different aspects before making the best choice. You put your ethics and values on everything, so you expect the same thing from others.
The walls mean you’re closed up spiritually and emotionally, but the light indicates there’s a way to let some people in. Besides emotional satisfaction, you also seek intellectual connection.
You love life! Although you have a free spirit, you’re afraid of the unknown, and your biggest fear is death. You are terrified by the thought of being buried.
You want to be healthy as long as you can. To succeed in that, you need to lead a healthy lifestyle including a regular exercise and healthy diet. Even though you overthink almost everything, you want to live life to the fullest and see how things will turn out for you.
This door represents a cry for warmth! Your biggest fears are being disappointed and hurt, so you prefer to stay alone.
Even though you need to be loved in every aspect, you know yourself better than anyone so you decide to stay away from possible disappointments.
4. Wooden Cabin
Choosing this house means you’re afraid of losing your wealth and staying/becoming poor. It’s the worst thing you can imagine for yourself. Without being aware of it, you put more value to material things in life than to emotional and spiritual.
Still, you are honest, loyal, and real, realizing others may not understand your values. Don’t forget that love, health, and happiness can’t be bought with anything. Only in this way others will appreciate you as a person, and not because of your wealth or money.
If you have chosen this image, it means you’re in an emotional mess. In other words, your emotions and feeling are all over the place, and you don’t know how to process all that. You are intelligent so try to understand what your true feelings and emotions are.
You’re focused only on the problem, without realizing you should start seeking the solution. Generally, you have confidence, and you’re satisfied in life. However, stay away from the negative thoughts. There’s always light at the end of the tunnel!
6. Door with Chains
The color of the door represents the sky. It means you set high standards for yourself and you work hard to achieve them. You know how people and life in general work, so you’re focused and well-organized most of the time.
However, you should take a break from all the work you’re constantly doing, and devote some time for yourself.