I recently remembered a particularly difficult period of my life that took place few years ago.
I remember feeling totally overwhelmed with fear, a feeling I imagine you’re also familiar with. I particularly remember trying to control it because, having reached enlightenment (hahaha!) I knew that fear doesn’t exactly promote clear thinking. I remember I simply couldn’t think straight.
The problem was that I had no idea how to genuinely let go of the fear apart from my usual strategies, like pretending I didn’t really feel scared and doing stuff just to distract myself. I was very good at distracting myself, not just from all kinds of fears but from sadness too. I wonder, looking back, how I would have survived otherwise. Read more »