It’s quite paradoxical to realize that softening and yielding the heart will dissolve what appears to be hard and resistant. Backing away from untruth is difficult for a mind struggling to hold tight to what it knows. These words are easier to say than to put into daily practice.
When we sense something to be hard and resistant we tend to armor and fortify in an effort to diminish the circumstance. Seldom do we see that resisting and bracing only serve to maintain the fortress behind which we quake.
Taking a brave step towards what frightens us is the path to freedom from fear and fearing. I know this first-hand as I was plagued with panic attacks and anxiety for more than 50 years.
Once we entertain the idea that nothing can harm us, we begin to melt what is untrue. What if everything you feared was known to be a reflection of you? If everything is you, why would you fear? Pretend everything arising in front of your eyes is you.
Leaning towards fear and fearing and notice fear reveal itself to be nothing more than lies.
Be peaceful…drop the belief in being a separate identity in a world of discreet objects and subjects.
You are more than you know….you are the ineffable whispering the universe into a lovely game of illusions.