the actuality of fear

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The best way to say, “Thank you God,” is by letting go of the past and living in the present moment, right here and now. Whatever life takes away from you, let it go. When you surrender and let go of the past, you allow yourself to be fully alive in the moment. You were born with the right to be happy. You were born with the right to love, to enjoy and to share your love. You are alive, so take your life and enjoy it.  ~Don Miguel Ruiz

so full. so loving. so lost. so still. so safe. our life now. our life again and again.

The controller is the ego’s executive director, the self that we believe is responsible for making decisions and directing the course of our lives. It obsessively plans and worries, trying to make things safe and okay, and it can give us at least a temporary sense of self-efficacy and self-trust. When the fabric of our self-protection tears open, we are intensely fragile and vulnerable. Sometimes we scramble to resurrect the controller- getting busy, blaming others, blaming ourselves, trying to fix things. But if we are willing to let there be a gap, if we can live in presence without controlling, healing becomes possible.   ~Tara Brach

when we realize who we are

There is a brokenness out of which comes the unbroken.

And a fragility out of whose depths emerges strength.

There is a hollow space too vast for words

through which we pass with each loss,

out of whose darkness we are sanctioned into being.

There is a cry deeper than all sound

whose serrated edges cut the heart

as we break open to the place inside

which is unbreakable and whole.

~Rashani Rea

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