Posted by: Upāsaka Subhavi | 03/28/2014

Fear and Practice

I have been on edge for months but am slowly coming back to my senses. I say slowly because even now I feel the tumor of fear and anxiety in my chest that now and again grows to constrict my whole body with its steel-strong tendrils. I never realized just how dangerous fear could be but have begun to understand it is much moore than just a harmless idiosyncracy or a secret and guarded weakness. Be all that as it may, each day I try a little harder, remembering to be kind to myself when I can and reminding myself why I practice in the first place: to be free of this fear and suffering.

May we all learn what it means to look after our true welfare.


  1. may you be happy. May you be safe. May you be healthy. May you be at ease……………………..
    Om Mane Padme Him.

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