Love, Not Fear - Freely Reading

I love this Buddhist mediation for fear. It knocks out any blocks I feel. I read it every day now. It’s me practicing what I preach.


Just sit. Notice where you feel hard, and sit with that. In the middle of that hardness, you’ll find anger; sit with that. Go to the center of that anger and you’ll probably come to sadness. Stay with the sadness until it turns into vulnerability. Keep sitting with what comes up; the deeper you dig, the more tender you become. Raw fear can open into the wide expanse of genuineness, compassion, gratitude, and acceptance in the present moment. A tender heart appears naturally when you are able to stay present. From your heart, you can see the true pigment of the sky. You can see the vibrant yellow of the sunflower and deep blue of your daughter’s eyes. A tender heart doesn’t block out rainclouds, or tears or dying sunflowers. Allow both beauty and sadness to touch you.

This is love, not fear.

That, my friend, is a BEautiful mediation that I found in the video below of Marie Forleo interviewing Coleen Saidman Yee. I absolutely LOVED this video. It’s all about my favorite things. Yoga. Books. Fiona Apple!  Sisterhood. Teaching. Mother Theresa. And more…

There are too many nuggets of wisdom to name them all. I found myself in tears at points and then noticed Marie was also in tears with the messages inside. Even though I’ve heard it before, this time I cried when I heard this…


Truth! That resonated so deeply with me. I didn’t truly feel better until I began to serve a veteran of the US Army. Teaching him how to read again has filled me up in ways I cannot explain. If you’re not feeling well, find a way to serve and then be sure to…

Embrace the moment. Watch this video: