Tag: fear

Banging on about fear

At the risk of boring everyone by going over the same thing again and again, I am going to talk about fear. We have conned ourselves. We have conned ourselves into believing that fear is a normal state. I don’t believe it is. Actually,…

Resist or surrender

In just a few short weeks, life has changed dramatically. My all important freedom has been severely curtailed. As of Wednesday, when I learned there were several cases of Covid-19 now in this city, I no longer go out into the community, and physical…

lets get perspective

Yesterday I watched incredulously, scenes shared on media of brawls breaking out in supermarkets over toilet paper. Images of shelves in supermarkets empty of rice, pasta and other staples. Panic buying. And I asked myself in amazement “what is wrong with the world?” FEAR…

The Source of Happiness

Are you happy? What makes you happy? How does happiness feel? I am studying Meditation Teaching and Holistic Counselling, and this week, part of the assignment was to do a survey on happiness, and it has really got me contemplating. Everyone I surveyed when…

The Attachment to Life

Of all the main spiritual traditions, Buddhism probably focuses the most on attachment. Attachment is the central theme of the Four Noble Truths which lie at the heart of Buddhism. Life is imbued with difficulties and suffering The cause of suffering is attachment Freedom…

The Language of Cancer

I don’t know if you have noticed, but the language surrounding cancer is the language of warfare. Pain, suffering, VICTIM (my least favourite), loss, fear, aggressive, fight, kill, battle, conquer, victory, hopeless, enemy, war, death. These are all words I have regularly seen associated…