Good practice is about fear!!!!–updated


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Good practice is about fear. Fear takes the form of constantly thinking, speculating, analyzing, fantasizing. With all that activity we create a cloud to keep ourselves safe in make-believe practice. True practice is not safe; it’s anything but safe. But we don’t like that, so we obsess with our feverish efforts to achieve our version of the personal dream. Such obsessive practice is itself just another cloud between ourselves and reality. The only thing that matters is seeing with an impersonal spotlight: seeing things as they really are.

Charlotte Joko Beck
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As I have said, it takes being vulnerable, humble to heal.
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Reality is not something we control or life.
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Impersonal is below the ego, meditating on the breath.
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5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by jennifertemp on May 13, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Wow, VERY powerful!

  2. We are not safe, we will die and can not prevent that. Our control, delusional as it is, thinks we are safe because of the ego’s cognitive judgments that we are.

    It takes daring to heal, it does not feel safe at times. It is the safest place we can inhabit though.

    Take chances, resist dissociating into the past stories, stay here and now, even if unpleasant.

    We need to be present for the awkward, uncomfortable, painful, and hurtful to be able to know the joy, bliss and happiness are a choice.

  3. Posted by jennifertemp on May 13, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    I really like “resist dissociating into the past stories” – the biggest challenge for all of us with PSTD. All so true!

  4. Reblogged this on Effervescent Francois! and commented:
    Beautifully combined!–the thought and the photo.

  5. This post gave me goosebumps! I have done work on my fearful thoughts and the words of this post resonate with me.

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