Freedom From the Fear of Feeling Powerless

True spiritual “power” isn’t the ability to imagine and implement an endless series of new solutions to old problems. Rather, it is a radical new and higher form of self-understanding, one that illuminates and transcends our unconscious need to have any painful problems at all. Which would you rather have: a personal fire truck and a fire to put out every day, or a life free of painful fires? The truth is… most of us spend a great deal of our time struggling, in vain, to sort out one conflict or another… with others, with the world, or within ourselves. …CONTINUE READING HERE: Freedom From the Fear of Feeling Powerless

The Destructive Force of 'Fear'

If you’re a human being, you have emotions. We can’t deny them any more than we can deny having a right hand. We love with passion, we enjoy a good sad movie, and at times we are overcome with tears of joy. But when do our emotions become destructive to our health? While we can’t simply shut off our emotions, we can learn to guide the destructive ones….to recognize them as destructive, and then loosen them…the same way a tight knot is loosened and set free. One emotion every person with a serious illness struggles with is fear. Fear is …CONTINUE READING HERE: The Destructive Force of ‘Fear’