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Fear: Not Precisely What It Seems

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I did not recognize you as fear

Deep vibrating abyss
I did not recognize you as fear

I did not recognize you as fear
Because your power has the births of many stars in its belly
Monstrous light breaking the ribcage
But there is no blood here
Monstrous because of your bigness, your unknowability, your vast space
My body splitting atoms in your wake
But there is no blood here

Trying to contain you, you simply moved larger
A vast conspiracy of the solar plexus
Radiating like sun spots on sand
My breath falling into shallow waters
Not wanting to disturb the sleeping giant
But even in breath’s absence you rise
Oh underbelly of emptiness

I did not recognize you as fear
Like oceans you carry deep sea calm
A temperance of waves
A depth beyond the Dreaming
Creation inchoate

- LFR 2013

(I'm cheating a bit today...got bogged down on a project that took longer then expected. This is a poem I wrote while attending Ethan's class on fearless mind, through it was actually directly inspired by my reading of the first chapter of The Four Agreements . Fearlessness is all about fear - not its absence. There is great power and wisdom there. Go into it. Happy Thursday loves. And, as always, I'm right there stumbling along with you.)

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"Fearlessness is all about

"Fearlessness is all about fear - not its absence. There is great power and wisdom there. Go into it. "

Thank you so much for writing this

you're so welcome

thank YOU ash for your generosity.

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