Tag Archive | fear

Emotion in the Ocean

Yesterday, I swam into the middle of my fear. Today, I am better for it.

Tallebudgera Creek, Gold Coast, Queensland

Tallebudgera Creek, Gold Coast, Queensland

My partner and I had taken the morning off for a little seaside refreshment at Tallebudgera. This is a place where the creek meets the ocean, at the Southern end of the Gold Coast. It’s popular with swimmers because a little way in from the mouth of the creek, there are excellent beaches on either bank, and no waves – as you can see in the photo above. Surf Life Savers patrol a small section of beach on the southern side, so it’s very safe for families. Continue reading

The Darkness is Known by the Light

There is a deep, deep evil in me. A demon – my shadow. It’s good to meet him again, in meditation. Fully present with him. Feeling his raw energy. He’s very emotional and very expressive. I’m just there, silently hearing him out, giving him full permission to express himself. After a while he changes and I find he’s not really bad – he’s really quite a lovely bloke. He’s just me when I’ve forgotten who I really am.

A wise person once said to me, “The darkness is known by the light… Not the other way around.”