“Never allow your knowledge to stand in the way of Truth.” — Ajahn Brahm
One humbling experience after another. At times, we stumble over ourselves. Our language is not enough. We are guided to silence, into situations which require the mind to switch off. When we allow the heart to listen, we find our center. We are shown our truest fears, and among them, our greatest strengths.
There isn’t a single living soul who exists in permanent absence of fear, yet there is a secret to managing one’s fear that can be found through the mere acceptance of it. Coming face to face with it. Where fear has been denied, one must turn back and acknowledge it in order to subtly dismiss it.
Strength and Progress
We cannot grow as long as we exist in denial of what we’re afraid of. From a very young age, I was exposed to terrifying, painful situations that led me to believe if I pretended to be strong, I would eventually become strong… which only skewed my understanding of strength over time.
To anyone going through something that seems to be impossible to escape —- this is only temporary. There is beauty to behold, and truth to be held where the light intersects with darkness; when you choose to do so, you can and will ascend to a higher vantage point from which a deeper understanding can be embraced, humbling you in the magnificence of its Greater Purpose.