If there is danger going on all around me…;
And, I am feeling, well and truly, SCARED!!!
Then, if I were to go and shut both of my eyes;
Does this prove that the danger really isn’t there…?!
I was thinking more along the lines of creating a Zen Koan type of puzzle…??? Seeing/and, NOT seeing….all at the one same time.
I was also thinking of the many times when I, quite deliberately, choose to shut my eyes to danger which, I know, is there; but, I worry about having to go face it; the danger of the unknown; fearing that I might not be truly strong enough to be able to deal with it, effectively, if I were to go out to meet it; or else, fearing that the danger might very well come along, and, completely overwhelm me!
In life, I feel there are so many of these dangers that I have to face; and, far more often than not, I’m very deeply ashamed to have to say…I do tend to run away.
But, only to very quickly discover that running away, quite honestly, doesn’t help; instead, the danger, quite simply, stays inside of your head to haunt you; and, the more you run the more the danger seems to grow far stronger inside of yourself; as you really can’t run away from self; the one and only way of learning to overcome it is to stand still; collect up all of your innermost strength; then, go and face it head on.