Here’s my Tuesday morning haiku meditation:
Politics of rage
Why are we so negative?
This land of plenty
Fears and darkness
Which the night births
Within modern life
Fears can twist out of control
Yet our souls greater
Fears and insecurities cause much mischief if left unchecked.
And there’s always a,way forward.
Fear has great wisdom
Face it boldly and head-on
Always stay mindful
This is a profound challenge for me. I do not like the sensation of fear. Yet I know it’s a required sensation for growth.
As we push ourselves outside our “comfort zone”, fear holds sway. Listen to it, see what it’s trying to say, look for truth. Is there something real to be afraid of, or is it the unknown, the simple possibility of failure? When you’ve done such, answers tend you be intuitively obvious.
There are many fears
They will never be lonely
I can leave them be
It’s so hard, sometimes, to disentangle from my fears. They are so deeply interwoven into my life. Yet I’ve rooted out many over the years.
May you be freed from fear’s inertia. From its attempts to rob you of joy and wonder.
And may your Sunday recharge and invigorate you.
Taught risk avoidance
Always so vigorously
Hence why fear haunts me
I wonder if I would’ve resisted the Nazis had I lived in WWII Germany. Would I have been able to resist my fears, of the ever present Gestapo.
Do you think you would’ve risked your life?