If you can name it, you change your relationship to it.
That is my father in a mask.
That’s a ledge – not a plank I will be forced to walk.
A dog bit me, but all dogs won’t bite me – I am just afraid from that old injury – not the cuddle bug at my feet.
When you can name the truth of the situation, you can experience it more fully.
Name what scares you – it scares you less.
This is also true:
Naming the good - amplifies its goodness.
You love someone – say it. You happy about it – shout it.
Who cares when your judgment falters on what might be worthy of fear and perhaps what is dangerous.
Living is just full of ways to get hurt – mostly it’s going to be OK.
But those good things, those happy things, those joyful things – make the biggest noise you can about those – don’t miss them.