One of the things we tend to do habitually is move away from things we’re afraid of. How very human, how very loving, to protect ourselves!
Unfortunately that tendency to avoid fears is exactly what limits us.
Most people get hung up because of a few reasons:
How often are we anxious, frustrated, looking forward to something coming up, unhappy with ourselves, unhappy with others?
How often are we not happy with what’s going on in this present moment?
We normally think of fear as something that’s holding us back, or something to be avoided … but what if we could see it as a powerful tool?
We’re constantly struggling with the past, in so many ways:
Our lives are spent building up to more important moments, later, the moments when we’ll be happy.
I’ve heard from many people who say, “I think too much,” or “I can’t get out of my own head.”
I’m writing this guide for my kids as they grow up and go out into the world — but it’s for anyone who wants to connect with others.
Today I deleted several apps from my phone: Twitter, Reddit, Feedly, Snapchat, the N.Y. Times app, and more.
I’m letting go of distractions, or at least learning to.