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30 March 2004 @ 10:07 am
Tao of the Day  
Gaining a word of love, you fear its loss. - Lao Tzu (74: Martin)

Fear often appears either as a lashing out or as withdrawal. The next time you do either of these think, "What am I afraid of?" This is the real issue. - Lao Tzu (16: Martin)

There is no greater illusion than fear, no greater wrong than preparing to defend yourself. - Lao Tzu (46: Mitchell)

You can give me knowledge, reassurance as a weapon, as armor, but I, alone, must face my fears. It is my responsibility to equip, to identify, to walk through the fire, head held high.

In acceptance, I will face the fear of loss, the dubious grief that ensnares. I will leave it behind me, it does not belong here. When I lose you, my friends, I will grieve, and not a moment before!
 
 
 
Mila: small smilem_cobweb on March 31st, 2004 08:45 pm (UTC)
In acceptance, I will face the fear of loss, the dubious grief that ensnares. I will leave it behind me, it does not belong here. When I lose you, my friends, I will grieve, and not a moment before!

I am going to print this out for myself. My upbringing taught me to expect loss and live in it even beforehand, and I'm learning how not to do that. One f'rinstance: I live with an Old Cat (17 years or thereabouts), and even though he's healthy, sometimes I spend so much time worrying about how much time we have left that I forget to enjoy him now. No more of that!
Kburgunder on March 31st, 2004 08:47 pm (UTC)
You have such a beautiful heart, girl. :)
Mila: tree posem_cobweb on April 1st, 2004 12:00 am (UTC)
:-)