Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth.~ Pema Chodron
Emotions run high as one reads the news headlines. Following the attack on the US Capital last Wednesday, FBI warns of plans for nationwide armed protests next week. Are we over-reacting?
But, if a person were on the Capital Hill protesting or being protested, wouldn’t the person be worried somebody maybe looking for him or her? Regardless, one thing certain is that built-up emotional energy needs relief. And the off-ramp hopefully is a constructive one.
In that context, the Pema Chodron’s quote above has a calming effect for me. One, it lets me know that fear is natural and part of being human. Two, I need to let it run its course. And three, perhaps through all the fear and angers, we can move closer to the truth.
How are you feeling about where we are headed?