“Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth.” Pema Chodron
Then I must be making progress. My fears are constant, though I call myself a spiritual seeker. I harbor anxiety. Financial fears especially. Fear of losing my home due to inflation and/or the deterioration of my living space.
of endless daily stuff.
I’m plagued by the “what-ifs”.
Recently, there are hints of a breakthrough, thanks to the beginnings of a blessed AWARENESS of my fears.
Thanks to a gradual, moment by moment awakening. To a fresh way of looking at the woman in my mirror with loving compassion. To the growing acceptance of who she has become in the moment.
Beyond fear is coming a calm knowing. . . A choice for calm. Joy. Hope.
A letting go of any attempt
to hold anything together.
“Things Fall Apart”, by Pema Chodron, reminds me that the collapse of whatever I most cling to, is but an opportunity for rebirth and renewal.