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What thoughts move through you when you feel fear?
What do you feel?
What do you do?
What do you hear
With your inner ear?
What is your most powerful,
Instantaneous, knee-jerk reaction?
Probably to do anything to avoid
What if instead of fighting and resisting,
We learned to sit still,
What if its tugging, pulling energy
Was only trying to get our attention
So it could tell us a story
So we could understand the message
Instead of running,
Could we just become still and listen?
Allow it to be present?
Our emotions speak to us without
We’re used to hearing
They communicate through a different medium,
A felt experience.
What if our thoughts and worries
So we could understand the core, underlying
For why they exist?
For things we don’t even know we hold inside
Unconscious thoughts and beliefs
That are governing how
We choose to move and live and spend our days—
Without us even realizing it.
Instead of running, what if we
Became still, soft, and present?
What if these fears
We’ve grown to fear
To run from and avoid
Were opportunities to heal
Parts of us deep inside?
What if each fear
Was only a message
To be learned
That wanted to be heard
Something that simply wanted
To be acknowledged
What if fear arises,
Because it wants to