These Things Terrify Me

December 7, 2014 6:31 PM

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Fear -- because it's irrational Fear wakes me up to misconceptions, untrue stories about myself or others, untrue stories about the world. Fear makes me stop and think, fear pushes me to breathe and contemplate. Fear can feel brutal, but I believe it's meant to be a healer. The energy of fear has encouraged (pushed? forced?) me to purge old belief systems, to surrender my need to control, to live here now rather than in the past or future. Fear starts as irrational, but it can soften into perspective widening, an opportunity to see beyond old patterns, an ability to be transformed.

Time -- because it moves fast Every morning I sit with the day and recognize where I am, who I am, how old I am. I would like to say that I do this to honor the passage of time, but I think I do it to somehow hold on to time, to ensure that I recognize its passing. Time is what reminds me to not sta...

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