“Become intimate with your fears. Listen to them. Sit crossed-legged with them. Give them your undivided attention. Offer them comfort. Offer them rest.” – Nayyirah Waheed
Why should we pay attention to our fears?
Because they are trying to warn us.
Because they are trying to protect us.
Because they have our best interests in mind.
Because they don’t want us to suffer, or be harmed.
Because there were times when we ignored them in the past … and look at the heartache and the havoc that has caused.
Because we need to think about the things that could go wrong.
Because our own well-being is their focus and concern.
So notice – pay attention – to the niggles and the fears
And listen to your worries; don’t suppress anxieties.
Then thank them for their voice, for their insistence, and their care.
And let them know: you’re always going to take them seriously.