PONDER on THIS for Friday, March 11th, 2011 by Megan Don in MEDITATIONS WITH TERESA OF AVILA

“We can fear everything, said Teresa, if we let ourselves succumb to the notion of fear. Our imaginations can turn against us and show us scenarios that are very far from the mind of the Beloved. Then we worry, which produces nothing but anxiety and doesn’t change a thing. And this fear need not be very intense – very often all we experience is a twinge. If we find ourselves worrying over a situation, fear is behind the worrying. And behind that fear is the feeling of not being in control; we do not know what is going to happen and we are not comfortable with this.

Better that we hand over everything to the Beloved, said Teresa, and relax in the knowledge that we are being well cared for.”

Megan Don, in “Meditations with Teresa of Avila”

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