Choose A Doorway That Terrifies You The Most to Unlock Your Personality And The Treasure You Desire
Joseph Campbell the American writer, lecturer and mythologist said: “The cave are afraid to enter contains the treasure you’re looking for”. Campbell’s curiosity about the many factors surrounding human existence was fuelled by his own living philosophy which was “find you bliss”. It also meant that you should realize your fears, confront them and only then can you find the rewards that await you. However, the biggest problem with human nature is the fear of treading into deep waters even when it involves one’s own passions.
According to Clifford Lazarus a psychologist and clinical director of The Lazarus Institute, human fears only create obstacles and barriers that prevent us from moving ahead in life. It also stops us from feeling good about ourselves. The only way to remove a fear is to confront it by exposing ourselves to it. This quiz asks you to choose a gateway that scares you most. It reveals what your fear means and what you desire most from life. So go ahead and choose which door you fear the most and let it reveal your personality and the treasure you seek.
1The ice cave
You yearn for emotional warmth and security and treasure your own values but expect that others will think in the same way as you. You are also terrified of things like unhappiness, loneliness, and frustration. Fearing this cave is also a positive factor because you have reached a good point in your life where you have seemed to found the real person you are confident of knowing that there is nothing wrong with you and you know what makes you happy.
The treasure that you seek is love. As a single person, your own self-harmony puts you in a good condition to enjoy and value a romantic relationship because you are bound to attract like-minded people. As a happy person, you are looking for a relationship to make you even happier. Even if you are in a relationship, you could be searching for love form family, friends and from your partner and saying this, it could also be a nice idea to go to a shelter and find a little cute furball too.
A murky tunnel like this looks like an abandoned underground tube station but it’s enough to give anyone the jitters. It also signifies that you should be embarking on a spiritual journey. The murky water seen at the entrance of the tunnel is symbolic of your own thoughts and mental state that could be clouded and unclear. It needs cleansing which is why the tunnel is suggestive not as an entrance to something restrictive but an opening or outlet instead. Muddy water is suggestive of the heavy problems in life at this point of time.
Choosing this entrance means you are looking for some self-confidence to find out what you truly feel. You need a verbal outlet to express your feelings which can only sort out your problems and that’s what you find difficult to do. However, bear in mind that such a thought process may do some good and it will drive you to a positive outcome. As they say, there is always light at the end of a tunnel.
This means you are strong analytical and very intelligent. You live your life according to values but your high standards make you expect others to do the same. The bricks are symbolic of the emotional and spiritual walls you have built around yourself but!! Your nature may make it difficult for others to open up to you. The crumbling bricks and wall plaster, however, reveal that you secretly desire to break off these walls you have built around yourself.
The treasure you deeply desire is to connect or relate to someone on a deeper level but not a necessarily an intellectual one but rather an emotional one. Once you achieve that high level of emotional understanding with a likeminded person, you will feel complete.
4Abandoned wood cabin
If this looks like a nightmare to you, then it means for you it is early one of your worst fears. You are a homely person ready to love others because you have immense love to give. You are generous as you are bold and love to protect your family and friends and you will provide for their every need. This crumbling house is the exact opposite of that emotion because it symbolizes failure to achieve a happy home. You fear entering it because the desolate and unhappy atmosphere inside may break your heart and sadden you deeply.
What you seek is wealth because you feel that with wealth you can provide for the material needs of the people you love. However, you have to work had to achieve wealth and save your money. Rather than only focus on wealth, concentrate also on the emotional aspects of relationships with your loved ones. They will be even more appreciative of that.
It’s eerie and terrifying to look down into a deep well with no end in sight. Falling into a well or being stuck inside is and even worse nightmare especially if no one hears your cries for help. While there are some people who would love being a dark sinister spot all alone by themselves, others like you will be too horrified to do so.
Being terrified of a well means your treasure is an adventurous life that you desire. You want to explore the world and enjoy life but something is holding you back much like the scary thought of what’s down there in the well. If you find yourself stifled and tied down, then go for a vacation or travel the countryside. It’s ok to act upon whims once in a while. In this way, you will be a happier person.
6The Rabbit hole
If the Rabbit hole is enough to scare you it means you are the type of person who is comfortable with only familiar things. You are not sure what y9ou want in life and the underground hole signifies the desire to unearth the part of yourself which you are unsure about.
What you seek is the meaning of life. But to do this you need to be like Alice in Wonderland and indulge in some curious behavior where tumbling down the rabbit hole you may encounter alien things but you get closer to happiness. If you need self-motivation, then write these words on a piece of paper “What is my true purpose in life?” Write down the next thing that comes to mind. Keep repeating the exercise till you find what suits you best.
Fearing a flight of mysterious descending stairs could mean you hunger fr life and enjoy its fruits but you may sometimes overindulge yourself. Walking down a descending flight of stairs signifies being buried where fallen leaves symbolize a new phase in life like a new season. You are also afraid of death and the thought of what comes after.
The treasure you seek is good health so that you can live for a very long time. To achieve this just make a few changes in your lifestyle like exercise, a healthy diet of vegetables and methods of de-stressing yourself. This will help you appreciate and value life as it is.
If this dark dungeon with its metal gate and blue stones frightened you, it means you are stable. The blue color represents the sky and sea that is left behind after entering the dark unknown. You are productive and accomplished and take pride in yourself.
The moss, however, symbolizes the lengthy time in a cold secluded space and the door leads to a prison where you never want to end up. You have strict moral and ethical values well in place which may be too difficult to live upto.
You desire comfort and security that allows you to be a calmer person who can unwind and be flexible once in a while. In this way, you won’t snap or fall into depression or even act in a way that you may regret which might put you in a place where you wouldn’t like to be. Sometimes, just learn to relax by letting your hair down or kicking off your shoes.