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Friday, June 3, 2011

June 3, 2011

Opening our heart in the face of fear~

We have to face the pain we have been running from. In fact, we need to learn to rest in it and let its searing power transform us.
                             Charlotte Joko Beck~

In Brach's book, Radical Acceptance, she writes about facing our darkest fears and realizing our true nature, and those of others -- to trust our basic goodness. In yesterday's blog I posed the question, "How do we triumph over adversity?" And asked, are there some simple steps.

Face your fears~

Forgive yourself~

Practice LovingKindness~

It is difficult to rest in our pain and allow its power to transform us. I know of no other way but to walk into the fire. All means of avoidance only serves to keep us stuck, closed and unable to fully embrace ourselves and others.

What fear will you allow into your heart today?

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