Zen teachers often use the image of "taking tea with the demons." Fear -- to name merely one demon -- grows huge as we flee from it, but, when we turn and face it, it shrinks.

Mary Rose O'Reilley in The Barn at the End of the World by Mary Rose O'Reilley

 

To Practice This Thought:
Take tea this week with one of your most pernicious and troublesome demons.