Wednesday, July 29, 2009
PLACE OF NO CONCERN
A recent blog comment reminded me of this piece about fear, and keeping a chair for it. The post quoted Clarissa Pinkola Estes as saying:
"There will always be times when you feel discouraged. I too have felt despair many times in my life, but I do not keep a chair for it; I will not entertain it. It is not allowed to eat from my plate. The reason is this: In my uttermost bones I know something, as do you. It is that there can be no despair when you remember why you came to Earth, who you serve, and who sent you here."
My cousin Jane e-mailed with a P.S. to the Because, Try and Hard Elimination Diet discussion. "Since we know all emotions derive from either Love or Fear; when we feel we might be in a place of 'fear,' with worries, insecurities, low self-esteem, we could recognize that something is causing concern. Then we need to choose to go to the 'Place of No Concern.'"
I will hold a chair for Place of No Concern.
I might hold enough for a dinner party.
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