"Be not the slave of your own past – plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with an advanced experience, that shall explain and overlook the old." – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Lessons From a Black Friday: Year Six |
09: Stories of Anger |
08: The Virtuous Lie |
Shorts: Petting the Cactus |
07: Some Thoughts on Lying |
06: Distancers and the Silent Treatment (Part 1) |
I feel a lot of fear today. I don’t know when it started, where it came from, or how to make it go away.
I know that hiding my Fear, bottling Fear up, wrestling with Fear, or denying Fear emboldens my Fears and creates feelings of shame and anxiety. Battling fear only strengthens fear. The feelings of fear grows.
In reality is feelings just are. I’m simply feeling fear because fear exists. Fear has no power if I respect and listen but do not battle the feelings. Only when I react do I lose the battle.
I wear the armor for the battle I expect, not the battle I am living.
Not every day can be the best day. Today doesn’t feel like the best day but feelings are data, not directives.