This week Cliff had noticed a background anger and irritability that was following him around.
I hope I am not prejudice in saying that I have noticed in men especially, that fear can often be the twin of anger and that these two brothers can cause a lot of trouble for us. It is not helpful to pretend that neither exist, because they clearly do. We need to bring our awareness to them and greet them as a friend, as a valuable part of who you are. Many times fear has saved your life or anger given you the strength to get out of a tight spot.
With a kind and compassionate approach even these two dangerous twins can be helped to find balance and transform into wholesome thoughts and actions.
I also noticed that aspects of self, like fear, that are private are not weakness, they are just private. Your meditation is your private exploration of your self and disclosure is entirely up to you.