This is worth thinking about.
Unaddressed fear becomes toxic; it erodes our mind, body, and spirit. When we try to avoid our fear, we feed it. When we lean into it, we soften it. The fear-busting practices of yoga and meditation help us lean into our fear. They help us be present with it—which is when, ironically, it begins to feel more transient, more a part of the ebb and flow of daily emotional life.
This is from Facing Uncertainties and Transitioning Through Them by Bo Forbes at fearlessstories.com. I’ve never tried yoga, however I have found mediation to be helpful.
This part really resonated with me:
How willing are we to go through the death of old structures in our lives? How ready are we to tolerate lack of definition? The more willing and ready we are, the more we can use fear as an impetus for growth. This, to me, is the true meaning of fearlessness.
Tolerating ambiguity can be difficult. As I look around I see that most well grounded people are good at it.
Another skill is knowing when to tolerate and “sit with” the ambiguity and let the tension be the teacher. Or when it is time to break ambiguity down and dig for clarity and definition until it is found.