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drink heartily from that cornucopia of Fear

July22

I won’t end here. Possibly, it begins here. A rage of debate, hidden beyond the comments section of that post would certainly suggest so. And, where, my point begins it’s journey.

It can be easy, possibly preferred, to forget how dark the darkness, the bleakness of fear, can be.

And, we often forget, too, it’s terrible smell, like the stench of rats, the odor of suffering.

Fear is the mind killer, seated deeply in the unknown. Dread freezes our heart.

Don’t read too much into this post reader. Or, dare to do so. It might just mean shedding light on the self, the untried, the untested, a weakness.

This is an exercise in assigning words that might read pretty to a feeling that is ugly. To recognize what we don’t like, so that it can be replaced with what we want or dare hope for.

Discernment? A replacement for ignorance?

And, this is a reminder, or perhaps a hopeful lesson that, if and when, we steel ourselves to face our fears – be they great or small, and take a leap (possibly of faith), a step, a chance… Trying never represents the Kobayashi Maru. We can emerge from the experience in a new light, outside the gloom of uncertainty that is the torrid companion of fear, and know, then, what we are made of.

Peace be to  my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

posted under Faith, Fear, Kobayashi Maru, Life
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“drink heartily from that cornucopia of Fear”

  1. Avatar July 23rd, 2009 at 12:24 am bbwebb Says:

    And once aware of the choice, the possibilities once realized, you are pointed to no other way, but forward…into the very thing which creates your pause, your freeze, and how beautiful. There then IS no choice but one, to the expanding heart. With letting go, you allow yourself to become full. A new reality comes to light. Any other move then becomes…unthinkable.

    Simple, once you get it!

    How flippin cool is that!


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