E5: Update & Fearful Living

Hi everyone!   I missed you!
This week’s episode is a long time and effort in the making.  I found out some pretty incredible news that shocked me 2 weeks ago.  I then had to travel and got terribly sick and have been sick off and on for the past 2+ weeks.  The end of the podcast was recorded the same day this is being published, because it was the most strength I could muster in the past two weeks.  I apologize for the delay.  It was certainly a learning lesson for how to handle future illnesses and the podcast schedule, so that was helpful.  This week’s episode is about fear, and ironically the news and illnesses I have been experiencing has put me into a very intimate relationship with fear.  It lent a lot to my observations.
In this episode:
  • I address my own fears and the ways they have hindered my progress.
  • I talk to my sister about leaving a relationship and moving out of state with her 3 children, and what fears these situations brought up for her.
  • I consider what can be done with fear.
There are so many things to fear in life, that it’s entirely understandable how people can become paralyzed by it.  Rene Descartes said, “…when fear is so extreme that it leaves no room at all for hope, it is transformed into despair; and this despair, representing the thing as impossible, extinguishes desire altogether, for desire bears only on possible things.”  When we see no possibility, when our imagination goes dark with despair and fear, we can’t move, we have no desire to move, and we slide into depression, other forms of neuroses, addiction, and closer and closer to ultimately the death drive, because we cease seeing life and the beauty in Being.  That thought alone is scary!  And that’s why they told us when we were kids that the only thing to fear is fear itself.
Thank you Alexa for talking to me for this episode.  I have been and remain so proud of you.  I love you.
You & the girls’ Baby Ange

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