submitted by cedric-57 186 days ago (via awellrunlife.libsyn.com)
If you can name it, you change your relationship to it. That is my father in a mask. That’s a ledge – not a plank I will be forced to walk. A dog bit me, but all dogs won’t bite me – I am just afraid from that old injury – not the cuddle bug at my feet. When you can name the truth of the situation, you can experience it more fully.Name what scares you – it scares you less. This is also true: Naming the good - amplifies its goodness. You love someone – say it. You happy about it – shout it. Who cares when your judgment falters on what might be worthy of fear and perhaps what is dangerous. Living is just full of ways to get hurt – mostly it’s going to be OK. But those good things, those happy things, those joyful things – make the biggest noise you can about those – don’t miss them.