Fear not

What is the source of your pain? What is the root of it all?  What motivates you?

We often tend to be motivated out of fear.   A fear-based life results in one full of pain and anxiety.   Relieve the reasons for the fear and you relieve the pain and anxiety.

Fear often comes from ignorance.  When we learn more about the situation, our fear lessens.  Ask questions.  Read a book about your situation.  With these choices, you are exercising control over the problem and that alone will help a lot.

But sometimes you can’t take away the problem.  Sometimes the situation can’t be changed.  Then the only thing to do is change your opinion of it.  The more you fight against it, the more pain you will feel.  Stop resisting.  Stop fighting.  Relax into it.  Accept it.  Trying to fit a square peg into a round hole is madness.

Life is a lot like giving birth to ourselves over and over.  The more we resist it, the harder it will be. Sometimes the best thing we can do is to decide not to define the situation as “good” or “bad”. It just is what it is.


About betsybeadhead

Hello, and Welcome. My name is Betsy, and I like beads and prayers. Fortunately those two things are more related than I ever realized. You are invited to “like” my Facebook page titled “Betsy Beadhead” and thus see what I’m talking about in my posts when I try to explain something using beads rather than words. This whole thing started because of that. Then I couldn't figure out how to post pictures so I just started writing. I string together words the same way I string together beads, and both serve the same purpose. I work at a library, surrounded by ideas brushing up against each other. I draw, paint, and collage. I study world religions. In all these experiences I like combining different things and making new things, and stretching my understanding of what “is” and what “has to be.” You are welcome to share my posts - just please give credit where credit is due. I'm anti-censorship but I'm also anti-plagiarism.
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