Recently, a friend said something like
"It takes a kind of fearlessness to stay open to this inner work."
It's so easy to get sidetracked when things don't go as expected.
It's easy to close down to the inner 'work' and go into fear, resistance, judgment -
the 'This is awful' kind of story - when things are challenging.
We're all now experiencing a challenge that we've never faced before.
And for many the global spread of the C-19 virus is bringing up a lot of fear-
so how can we be fearless in the midst of fear?
Fearlessness is not about experiencing no fear -
it's about being fully open to the experiencing of fear.
Fully feeling the fear - yet without identification with the fear.
This distinction is so key.
When you notice fear - stop everything and feel all feelings fully.
Like a welcoming host to these visitors - allow them to be felt wherever and however
they want to move in your body.
And at the same time or when the feelings have largely subsided -
notice the One who is hosting them.
Notice if that One is diminished in any way whatsoever by any fear passing through.
It is all very simple. Instead of seeing things imagined, learn to see them as they are. When you can see everything as it is, you will also see yourself as you are. It is like cleansing a mirror. The same mirror that shows you the world as it is, will also show you your own face."