Day to day – we focus on meeting obligations, getting things done. But sometimes – we are surprised, startled, frightened. Our minds race through possibilities, with more remote ones rushing to the forefront. Until we can see threats clearly – we go on high alert; while the rational mind presents likely threats… the irrational mind just as quickly names its favorites.
This time of year – and a recent exchange with Don Mick, on the impending Halloween holiday – reminds me of the place of fear in our lives, both the fears of which we’re aware, and those perhaps just as present, if less visible.
What troubling, half-acknowledged impressions live with us day-to-day – perhaps all year ’round? What fear do we carry that diminishes us, causes us to recoil, creates anxiety, robs us of sleep or comfort?