Thursday, March 25, 2010

Allow the Fear

This isn't the same as feeling the fear. This is where you just let it get on with making a mess everywhere else, while you focus on enjoying yourself in another part of the room. You're not running into another room, you're not talking about it with anyone, and you're not hovering nearby it to make sure it doesn't throw up all over the carpet. Eventually even the most hardened life-crashing fear will bore of being starved of attention and will slink away in search of a more attentive audience. Fear lives off resistance. So humour it.  When you stop resisting, it zaps away the power of the fear leaving it all floppy and impotent. And in this case, that really is a good thing

(from Natalie Christie).


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this posted by David August at 7:28 PM 

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