Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Friday, March 25, 2011

Thought and Sunset Through My Japanese Cherry Tree

Be Fearless, Be Brave

There's a sacredness to every one's life. In order to relate to it, you have to build confidence.

Because of this need to build confidence, we speak of "warriorship." There's a tremendous amount of fear in people's lives. I think it's based on not wanting to reveal oneself. You're always protecting yourself. So the journey of meditation - one has to be brave. One must break out of the world which is comfort - oriented."

Some words read this early morning from Tricycle Daily Dharma


BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

I love that photograph!

Elsa Louise said...

Revealing ourselves means facing the possibility of rejection. People crave acceptance.

Rejection is tough and can spawn fear. After a while, it becomes easier to reveal less. Such behavior, though, is hardly conducive to making friends, is it?

The world is an awfully lonely place when one has no friends. Thus we must remain open to a bit of discomfort.

A beautiful image, your header of the cherry blossoms. Like a pink cloud. Thank you for sharing.

One Woman's Journey said...

Elsa Louise, your words are so wise. Revealing oneself does become easier with age. I always look forward to your comments.....

Deborah Carr said...

The post and photo reminds me of one of my favourite quotes from Anais Nin:

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."

I'm beginning to learn that the hardest days bring the most profound lessons.

One Woman's Journey said...

Deborah, I always enjoy your comments. Thank you for visiting.

LauraX said...

beautiful photo and such true takes courage to sit and watch ones own mind, and deep compassion.

mermaid said...

I received your beautiful photo and words deeply.

Thank you for helping me to feel brave.

Beverly said...

I hope one day we can meet.....

Cape Cod Kitty said...

You never fail to inspire me. Thank you so much, E!

One Woman's Journey said...

Laura, Kaveri, Beverly and Marcia, thanks for commenting.