Sunday, February 21, 2016


“Denying what you feel will not make it go away. It ensures that it never gets resolved.”

Denial is indeed a powerful tool. Often it can be an ally. If you deny something you don’t have to do anything because it doesn’t exist. Denial involves fear of the truth, fear of loss and fear of the unknown. To deny what is keeps you from thinking about what must be.

What I have come to learn is that denying what you feel, what you know, only works for so long. Pretty soon the light will come in. Somehow, somewhere, your eyes will be opened, you will be able to see and you will have to act.

And that’s when fear comes in. Another incredibly powerful emotion. Fear is paralyzing. Fear can be all-consuming. Fear is a mighty opponent.

----Maria Shriver