“Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.”
— James Stephens
The past week in Kingston has been full of snow, ice, cold, and more snow, ice. It reminds us how scary it is to walk outside in the Winter. The rest of the year, we are able to stay relatively upright with no worry of falling. When we feel fear, our tendency is to avoid the situation. In fact, fear and avoidance are best buddies. Avoidance seduces us into believing that you will be secure and be safe. In the long run, you are not.
Another option is to challenge your balance in a secure environment. This will expand your world and keep you safer. Children do these activities regularly. They skip rope, play hopscotch, and stand on a rock.
Come join me at my Balance workshop series utilizing the Feldenkrais Method®. Bring your curiosity and conquer your fears.
“You cannot find peace by avoiding life.”
– Virginia Woolf
“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.”
— Helen Keller
“One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.”
— Henry Ford