“The central question of warrior’s training is not how to avoid uncertainty and fear but how we relate to discomfort. How do we practice with difficulty, with our emotions, with the unpredictable encounters of an ordinary day? For those of us with a hunger to know the truth, painful emotions are like flags going up to say “You’re stuck!” We regard disappointment, embarrassment, irritation, jealousy, and fear as moments that show us where we’re holding back, how we’re shutting down. Such uncomfortable feelings are messages that tell us to perk up and lean into a situation when we’d rather cave in and back away.” – Pema Chödrön
What are your demons needing to stop fighting, whispering, plotting, and wilding out?
Do you know any folks with demons like yours?
How shall you treat your demons today?
you are a breathing thing.
a memory to someone.
a home to a life.”