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Facing Fear

To willingly reside in our distress, no longer resisting what is, is the real key to transformation.

As painful as it may be to face our deepest fears, we do reach the point where it’s more painful not to face them.

This is a pivotal point in the practice of life.

– Ezra Bayda, “Bursting the Bubble of Fear

January 11, 2013

12 thoughts on “Facing Fear~

  1. prewitt1970 says:

    The words ring so true and can’t even really begin. But I will ask, the painting is it one of yours. It’s amazing!


    1. thanks benjamin for liking my painting. and ringing the words too. xoxo


  2. Mel says:

    Whoa……. Yup–amazing painting. The colours are brilliant and eyes light up–seriously so.

    And that fear jazz…..

    I’m still a ‘back against the wall’ kinda gal when it comes to some things. Now, I consider that progress–used to be that about all things! But I do know and live what’s being said here. And I dare say the only way I know to get past the fear, is to just do it anyway, freaking scared. Landing on the other side of the fear, eventually, makes the journey worth it. Oh, but in the middle of the process, that ‘living in the distress’ bit…. Ick. Maybe that’s a product of humanness? Hind sight helps me ‘get’ how that needed to happen to bring me to the jumping off place and I can even be grateful for the ickiness when I’m in it. But GEEZE…..
    Small wonder I prefer being an alien! LOL


    1. hi mel,
      yes, facing fear is the fastest way to rid ourselves of it. phobias are quickest to relinquish their hold too. tho forget spiders. i am just fine with being afraid of them. and since i have generalized anxiety disorder or some such nonsensical term, i am very familiar with that. tho i do see anxiety and fear two different things. anxiety is not of the mind like fear is. fear is nothing but the mind. then the cascade of hormones and RUN sort of thing. yes, alien is good. 🙂


  3. rlte says:

    A beautiful painting by a beautiful lady. It is so true. When a fear becomes so bad you have to change your behavior. I have faced various ones of those.Art has helped dissuade some bogagoos. RLTE


    1. dear Silvia,
      thank you so much Silvia….i saw your post yesterday of your most recent work and it’s beautiful. just haven’t been feeling well so not able to leave the comments i would like every time. for me art was a life saver, coming at a time of revelatory memories that completely changed my life. my big dragon posted earlier in the year here and on watercolor candy was the first painting i did during that time that still lives…i destroyed the rest as they were mostly red and mostly brutal….you might imagine…anyway thank you for appreciating the post. xox


  4. violetski says:

    Amazing painting! Love it ❤


    1. dear violet..thank you so much, dear one… ♥


  5. I agree with the others that your painting is wonderful! I also agree that facing our fears is better than hiding from them – but it is not easy…

    Blessings Linda ~ Wendy xo


    1. hi wendy,
      thank you, kind lady , for the words about the painting. it’s always nice to read. nope, certainly not easy but made for interesting post, i thought. xoxo


  6. Ron says:

    Good evening, Linda~

    “As painful as it may be to face our deepest fears, we do reach the point where it’s more painful not to face them.”

    Amen! And that is the absolutely truth.

    I am a very fearful person, but it has been through my fears that I have learned the most.

    Fear has been my greatest teacher.

    It’s like a door I can either walk through or close. But I choose to walk.

    Faaaaaaaabulous post, dear friend!

    (((((((((( You ))))))))))))))



  7. hi ron,
    you are? a fearful person? you are an actor!! how can you be fearful. i would NOT want to get up and sing in front of anyone, unless i sang very very very x200000 well. 🙂 i do agree that fear is probably one of our greatest teachers. that and pain. except in pain, you can’t walk through the door and leave it behind. still a good teaching tho. thanks for liking, dear ron. xoxo


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