What Are We Afraid Of?

We yearn for a moment’s peace and quiet, only to turn on the radio, make a phone call, or run an errand as soon as an opportunity for solitude presents itself.  – Ronnie Polaneczky

afraid to die?

We fill our life with motion. Incessantly. Why?




I think it’s because we’re running away from ourselves. We do need action in life, just not constant action. At some level we’re afraid of facing our deep, apparently lonely, self. We feel more alive when we’re moving. Life is movement. When we’re still and without interaction; at a very deep level, we fear our mortality


Let’s pause; focus on our breathing. Slowly, find self calming down. Our mind will want to race, let it, don’t attach any attention to it or to its production, which are thoughts.

Once we start getting used to being still, at rest, a peace will start to descend, actually emerge from within. Then we will know that we’ve never been alone.

Daily Affirmation: Today I AM pausing…

Recommendation: Moments in Between: The Art of the Quiet Mind

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