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June 07, 2007


dana weekley

Lee and Story (from Limitlessness) talk about going into fear, rather than away from it, and finding more of yourself there. Fear is a gift, they say. I like the image of it "cracking open" to reveal treasure. That feels so powerful.

Susan - Alkamae Blog

As a little girl, I used to love playing in my sandbox. I couldn't wait to go outside and play--building sand castles, playing Barbie at the beach, and drawing designs with my shovel.

Sometimes, my neighborhood friends would join me. One friend in particular, Bobby, used to bring his little plastic soldier boys for us to play with. We had great fun with those plastic soldiers, making a game out of hiding them for one another to find. We used to hunt hours on end for those soldiers, digging into every part of my sandbox.

When Lee and Story talk about going into fear, it reminds me of digging around in my sandbox for the soldiers. It's a metaphor I've used all my life. When I say, "I'm not afraid to dig around in my sandbox," I think that's what Lee and Story are encouraging us to do--not shy away from going into our fear. It won't ever hurt us, and there will always be an unexpected treasure in the end.

Thanks, Dana for this reminder.

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