#038: "I'm scared of the water," said the Boy...


Oxherd Boy comic showing the boy sitting on the ox in the water. He says he's scared of the water and wants to let go of his fear. The ox advises him that if he can't let it go, then let it be. Beautiful illustration, inspiring message, Chinese painting

Do you have trouble letting go of your anxiety? I do. I'm a somewhat anxious person, especially in unfamiliar situations. I have to remind myself that letting go doesn't mean pushing away. It simply means stop holding on. It means letting be, until I come out on the other side.⁠

Whatever your struggle, I hope you let it come and go on its own, like a visitor. Unwelcome though it may be, it will also depart. ⁠

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