Learning To Tolerate Being Terrified
I don’t know how to tolerate being terrified but I know that I am terrified a lot. I’m scared that the terrible things happening in other parts of the world or to other people will visit my town, my home, my family.
I’m terrified that when that happens, despite all my training and experience as a lawyer, as a mom, as a yogi and meditator, I won’t know how to help. Or the help I’ll be able to offer will not be enough. Or I won’t be able to turn towards the situation fully to even see what help is needed, because the situation will strike too deeply or pierce too sharply into my own heart. Or that I’ll simply be overwhelmed.
Do you worry about any of that? If so, maybe we can learn how to be wise, and compassionate, and fierce, in the face of our fear, together.