“Become intimate with your fears. Listen to them. Sit cross-legged. Give them your undivided attention. Offer them comfort. Offer them rest.”
– Nayyirah Waheed
Our fears don’t go away.
We can’t just push them down inside.
Pretending they’re not there is never going to work for long.
They always re-emerge.
They keep resurfacing again.
They follow us around
They won’t be silenced or snuffed out.
So why not turn and face them.
Let them speak up.
Say their piece.
Remember: They’re just worries.
They’re trying to protect you.
They don’t want you to be harmed
So let them know they matter.
Take them seriously.
And as you start to do this, you’ll experience a peace.
Their message may be valid and the danger might be real.
But now that you have faced them, you’re not fighting with yourself.
You’re in this thing together.
And together you are strong.