I read this today..
“We don’t need that kind of encouragement, because disassociating from fear is what we do naturally. We habitually spin off and freak out when there’s even the merest hint of fear. We feel it coming and we check out. It’s good to know when we do that— not as a way to beat ourselves up, but as a way to develop unconditional compassion. The most heartbreaking thing of all is how we cheat ourselves of the present moment.
Sometimes, however, we are concerned; everything falls apart, and we run out of options for escape. At times like that, the most profound spiritual truths seem to be straightforward and ordinary. There’s nowhere to hide. We see it as well as anyone else— better than anyone else. Sooner or later we understand that although we can’t make fear look pretty, it will nevertheless introduce us to all the teachings we’ve ever heard or read.
So the next time you encounter fear, consider yourself lucky. This is where courage comes in. Usually we think that brave people have no fear. The truth is that they are intimate with fear... The trick is to keep exploring and not bail out, even when we find out that something is not what we thought.”
I always thought that not being scared of something was me being courageous or brave. Maybe in someways it wasn’t allowing me to be present or mindful about my current life, almost avoiding situations?? Self discovery can be hard at exhausting at times... but necessary. I try to remind myself to take time for me on these days. That has made all the difference.❤️
It’s all about the journey... be here... RIGHT HERE. No matter what’s going on in your life today, this week and beyond.
#peacebethejourney #selfcaresunday #grabfearbythebawls #luckyday