“Don't give in to your fears. If you do, you won't be able to talk to your heart.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
At some point, I realized that, for me, anger is not the opposite of peace. Neither is control. Nor is hate or judgment. All of these are the children of fear. I only resort to those habits and means of control when I am afraid. And, for me, fear is the opposite of peace. When I am obsessed with my fear, I am unable to trust myself, let alone my Higher Power. When I give in to my fear, I am no longer in touch with who I am or my sense of self. Before recovery, when I was afraid, I would focus only on it and I would lose my self to that fear. Today, I am able to pause and let myself acknowledge and feel the fear and the let it go to my Higher Power. I no longer let it consume me. Today, I am more than just my feelings.
A meditation for February 21, 2013.
Let Go – Frou Frou