I’ve been in hiding, with and from my fears. The irony is that my fears and I want the same thing: to be seen, acknowledged, held, and nurtured.
When it comes to being “productive” — doing our best work — we often build barriers that block us and sabotage our efforts. Awareness of these barriers is the first step to changing them.
While often uncomfortable and disruptive, these storms and shake-ups are catalysts that help us let go of whatever no longer serves us.
Difficult emotions can keep us from doing our best work. RAIN is a tool that helps us touch the tender places with mindfulness and compassion.
When you say “this shouldn’t be so hard” you undermine your experience and prevent your growth.
How does the horse know you’re afraid of falling off? Is it a mind-reader? Not quite.
If we want to solve the actual problems we are facing as a collective, we can’t just cut down the tree; we need to explore and untangle the roots.