Longing Meditation by Brigid's Grove Posted on May 6, 2019March 24, 2021 https://brigidsgrove.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/e42d1-longing-meditation.m4a Longing Meditation for Living the Questions. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...
Thank you Molly for this beautiful meditation.
You’re very welcome!
I long to not be afraid.
I’ve been afraid my whole life. I live with crippling shyness. I wanted to be an artist, travel, dance, accomplish something great, but being shy and afraid, I did nothing. I’ve become less shy over the years, but not enough to have had and done these things I wanted so bad.
My hands are now stiff and painful from arthritis, so I can’t draw the way I once did.
The one time I did dance in front of a group, I was so scared, I can’t remember doing it!
But I did manage to overcome my fear to travel to meet my son in China. I flew, ALONE, to China! The whole time I made plans, I asked myself, “Is this really going to happen?” I saved the money, got a passport, got immunizations, bought a ticket, and then boarded a plane alone to travel halfway around the world hoping my son would indeed meet me on the other end. I found out later, he almost missed his plane from Southeast Asia to Shanghai. It was a wonderful experience, and it happened because for once, I overcame my fear.
I’d like to be able to overcome those feelings of shyness and fear more often.