Saturday, September 18, 2010

Fighting Fears

I am having a hard time today. It's Saturday and I should be enjoying the weekend but I feel very overwhelmed and I only just want to stay in my bed. Ego and fears are plotting and scheming and I am finding that I need lots of quiet today.

Here's a quote from The Mastery of Love by Don Miguel Ruiz. I am trying to let these thoughts be my mantra today...

Love is ruthless; it doesn't feel sorry for anyone but it does have compassion.
Fear is full of pity; it feels sorry for everyone. You feel sorry for me when you don't respect me, when you don't think I am strong enough to make it. On the other hand, love respects. I love you; I know you can make it. I know you are strong enough, intelligent enough, good enough that you can make your own choices. I don't have to make your choices for you. You can make it. If you fall, I can give you my hand, I can help you stand up. I can say, "You can do it. Go ahead." That is compassion but it's not the same as feeling sorry. Compassion comes from respect and love; feeling sorry comes from a lack of respect and from fear.

Love is based on respect. Fear doesn't respect anything...

Love is always kind, fear is always unkind...

I really love this book!


4 comments:

Monique said...

That is a beautiful passage. Hope today felt brighter with this mantra in you head and heart.

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Hi sweetie, It's so good to be back but I"m a little off right now finding you in stress and underneeth the burden of fear.
I'm sorry to hear that you are.

Let me send you some warm light and brighten your day. Know that I'm thinking of you beautiful soul.
Let the sorrow fade away and crawl from under the blankets so your feet will touch ground base again.
I'll be fine. God is at your side to help you up.

Wonderful hugs 'Dagmar

kendalee said...

Fantastic quotation and I hope you're having a better Saturday this week! I'm having a day like that today and I have decided to just give in to it and stay in (or at least on) my bed for most of the day. It feels quite good actually to surrender to it rather than fighting it... :o) xx

Daricia said...

i love that quote suzy - i missed a couple of posts here looks like. feeling sorry for ourselves shows a lack of respect, too. im glad i read that.