Today is day 14 of the Submissive Advent Calendar. If you missed yesterday’s post you can go back to that now, or rewind all the way to the beginning. You can also read the introduction post.

I am afraid. I am afraid that so many novice submissives will not reach their full potential because of fears they will not live up to high expectations or that they will fall into the hands of a Dominant who can not control them they way they need and desire. Or perhaps that fear keeps them from submitting at all, hiding in the shadows unsure of themselves. But I also know that as a submissive myself I can overcome that fear.  Let me share with you an excerpt from Slavecraft by Guy Baldwin;

"The bliss of surrender in slavery is a wondrous thing- a rare and treasured delight not savored by many. To achieve it, we must approach the temple wherein it awaits those who have prepared themselves for the journey in the spirit of adventure, reverence and courage.

"Know this: slavery requires bravery.

"If you're not courageous enough to make yourself take risks, then I suggest that you go out and insert yourself into programs designed to help you find your own bravery within yourself. If you are too frightened to proceed toward the realization of your slave passion, then the acquisition of this courage must be the first part of your preparation for the journey into submission." (Slavecraft, essay 2)

Think about the fears you currently have about your submission, your role in your current relationship or within yourself. What are you fearful of? What keeps you from reaching the depths of surrender that you desire?

Why do you think Guy says that slavery requires bravery? How does bravery fit into submission?

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What are your thoughts on this piece of writing? What fears do you have? Are you brave? How does bravery manifest for a submissive?