Some people are afraid, ‘If I meditate, will I have to quit my university life or end my marriage?’ I don’t know. I think it shows you what’s true for you, and then it’s up to you to live that or betray it.
Larry Rosenberg, “The Art of Doing Nothing”
I’ve heard the same concern expressed about therapy, like all sorts of scary, terrible reality will be exposed and then you’ll have to deal with things and face fears and have vulnerable conversations and it’s so much more desirable to just pretend like it isn’t there.
Except that it’s reality that sets us free. Being honest about what’s real makes fear irrelevant. There is simply what is, and what is not. Living from that kind of simplicity actually means a lot less work, a lot less pain and better sleep at night.