Places that Scare Us

comfort-zone The above picture is a perfect depiction of my state of hopeful being right now. I have just shared this blog on Facebook, and hence out into the world.  It took me a few days to muster the courage to do this, but with some prodding, I was able to overcome somehow.

I was reminded of the brilliant book, Places that Scare You, by Pema Chodron. She is an pillar of higher wisdom of the Buddhist tradition, who saved me with her book When Things Fall Apart (sent to me by my sister) during a particularly sad, heartache period in my life about 10 years ago. It helped me wake up to the possibilities behind using our consciousness to evolve... and how this starts with the practice otherwise known as meditation (which I did during that time when nothing else worked).

I am experiencing that same bit of terrified feeling now that I am venturing into a new area, which is putting some thoughts/musings/inspirations out there in the world, with this very blog post to start.  But as a wise woman recently told me, when we feel fear in venturing into the unknown areas of our capabilities, we are doing something right.

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Rachel White

A spiritual counselor, intuitive coach and writer, Rachel Horton White founded Soulful Work Intuitive Consulting in January 2016 to support those searching for true purpose and fulfillment in their lives. Along with individual coaching, Rachel shares in the world a podcast of interviews with inspirational figures and guided meditations, a blog of musings, workshops with private groups and in workplaces, and interactive online courses. She taught American Government at a local community college in Portland, Maine, and was an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher in Guadalajara, Mexico. With a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Wellesley College and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Georgia, Rachel claims her true education came from studying abroad in Dakar, Senegal in college. Rachel is also an amateur dream analyzer, piano player, traveler, outdoor enthusiast, Tarot reader, yogi, writer/painter-of-sorts. Her most important and blessed roles of all came in her early 30s, as wife to an incredible man and mother, guide and pal to two energetic, bright-eyed, young children in Portland, Maine. A spiritual counselor, intuitive coach and writer, Rachel Horton White founded Soulful Work Intuitive Consulting in January 2016 to support those searching for true purpose and fulfillment in their lives. Along with individual coaching, Rachel shares in the world a podcast of interviews with inspirational figures and guided meditations, a blog of musings, workshops with private groups and in workplaces, and interactive online courses. She taught American Government at a local community college in Portland, Maine, and was an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher in Guadalajara, Mexico. With a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Wellesley College and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Georgia, Rachel claims her true education came from studying abroad in Dakar, Senegal in college. Rachel is also an amateur dream analyzer, piano player, traveler, outdoor enthusiast, Tarot reader, yogi, writer/painter-of-sorts. Her most important and blessed roles of all came in her early 30s, as wife to an incredible man and mother, guide and pal to two energetic, bright-eyed, young children in Portland, Maine.