Justine Musk is a new Blogger to me [ so many Blogs from so many inspiring folks, and so little time] – but here is a flavour of some of her quotes about the power of fear :
So we find hundreds of ways to distract ourselves. As Pema Chodron puts it:
“…we always have to change the channel, change the temperature, change the music, because something is getting uneasy, something is getting restless, something is beginning to hurt, and we keep looking for alternatives.”
We make excuses. We procrastinate. We look for ways to escape the moment.
But what if – instead of leaping to change the channel, or smoke a cigarette, or shop at Saks, or zone out in front of the television – what if instead of that kneejerk search for distraction, we hold ourselves still?
What if we allow ourselves to feel whatever feeling we are trying to suppress?
What if, instead of running, we stop and turn to look on that fear directly? To identify and name it?
The act of naming a thing is an act of power over it; through naming, we assert control and ownership.
All hail Justine Musk and her great and inspiring blog for : “visionaries, misfits, rebels, scandalous women + passionate men are the people who transform themselves, others + sometimes the world.”
I may have just found my tribe.
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