2 Comments

Walk Toward Fear


I write against fear. Against the wind with claws that lodges in my breath. ~Alejandra Pizarnik

It is possible to have two very different responses to fear. To shun or embrace, to avoid or explore, to hide or expose.

Shunning, avoiding, hiding means to never know what’s on the other side. It is to remain ignorant. In the worst case, we get ‘ism’ behaviors – racism, sexism, etc. – where people encounter the unknown and choose to dehumanize –> vilify –> attack –> destroy.

Society recognizes the despicableness of such acts by instituting hate crime laws. I view all violent crimes against humanity abhorrent so don’t believe the designation hate crime makes sense.

The other choice, the other extreme for dealing with fear is to walk toward it and embrace it. To befriend it. If not make it a friend, at least, an acquaintance.

This is healthy fear management, one that douses the flames of division instead of fanning them. This is how healthy society becomes more compassionate. This is how healthy society becomes more loving. This is how healthy society thrives in a chaotic world.

Advertisements

2 comments on “Walk Toward Fear

  1. This is not easy.

  2. Yes, it is! And it has great reward! 🙂

    Thanks for reading.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Plants and Beyond

Green Plants Based Living and Gardening

emotionspassion.com

Emotional musings- emotionspassion@gmail.com

World Traveller

The most fascinating places every world traveller must visit.

The Broad Spectrum Life

Exploring Rhymes, Reasons, and Nuances of Our World

ABnormal

Travel / Experiences / Adventure

Sunyar Unseen India

Explore unexplored India

LEYTE TOURIST SPOT

Discover the beauty of Leyte Tourist Spot with MARSDENISSE Travel and Tours

roads bel travelled

Exploring open roads without breaking the bank

Cookie Vagabond

The offbeat travel blog with slow-paced travel and visa on NRI Indian passport

Everydayhero

life & travel / vida & viajes

Kelsey Schmitt

Travel & Lifestyle

The Bibliofile

Book Reviews, Books, Bestsellers, Literary Fiction

A Letter From Lou

Who loves to travel...

Best regards from far,

Travel inspirators: eclectic content, illuminating articles, inspiring photos.

lollietalk

The thing is...

Other Side of the Mountains

Travel. Taste. Teach.

wild life weeks

your weekly nature and travel blog

%d bloggers like this: