“What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it.” ~Jiddu Krishnamurti
How often do you spend time observing and learning about your fear? What if learning to understand your fear gave you the freedom that all the attempts at running away from, controlling, or suppressing your fear have never delivered?
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“Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are our own fears.” ~Rudyard Kipling
What lies are your fears telling? Do you recognize them?
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“You either walk inside your story and own it or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.” ~Brené Brown
Where are you standing? Are there places where you are still standing outside your story and hustling for your worthiness? If so, it’s time to walk inside your story and own it. You are already worthy!
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“In order to rise from its own ashes, a Phoenix first must burn.” ~Octavia Butler
In those moments when it feels like our whole lives are going up in flames, we must choose to embody the Phoenix and rise again from the ashes as a fresh start rather than letting the flames have the final say.
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“Contrary to what we may have been taught to think, unnecessary and unchosen suffering wounds us, but need not scar us for life. It does mark us. What we allow the mark of our suffering to become is in our own hands.” ~bell hooks
This really gets to the essence of kintsugi living, doesn’t it? We always have the choice of “what we allow the mark of our suffering to become.” We can choose to find (and become) the gold of healing.