Pema Chödrön's FEAR practice

 

The FEAR practice - from Pema Chödrön's ‘Walking the Walk' (Chapter 9)

 

 

If feelings become uncomfortable, embarrassing, edgy, fearful:-

 

Find where it (the feeling) is in your body .. neck, stomach, heart  .. i.e., check in to your felt body sense

 

Embrace it …  i.e., accept it, feel it just as it is 

 

 

Allow the thoughts about it to dissolve …we can practice this throughout our lives  … then abide with the feeling 

 

Remember … or recall all the other people in the world who are feeling what you are feeling… whether it be enragement, regret,  fear … so it becomes a reference point for our interconnectedness, empathy, compassion.

 

As a whole - do this with an attitude of kindness, acceptance.

Embrace it, be gentle… we are like all beings over the globe - connected.