About fear

 Everything you want is on the other side of fear. Jack Canfield When asked what do they fear, some say that they are afraid of the unknown. Well, “let’s agree to disagree” (MIB 3). You cannot fear something you don’t know. You rather fear something when you know its capabilities, when you understand its power, when you…

The power of nightmares

What are dreams made of? Memories? Fears? Bottled-up emotions? Do they have their own blood and bones? Why do we feel the fear and pain of a nightmare so deeply engraved into our own skin hours after we wake up? Memories have a sneaky way of coming back to us. Most often they come in…

The falling Moon

I’m afraid of the Moon. It sounds strange, doesn’t it? Well… I’m not talking about our natural satellite, of course. It’s the Moon in my dreams I’m afraid of. I used to have these dreams, once or twice a month, in which the Moon falls to Earth, destroying life, destroying everything that is to be…

Manipura

There’s this thing that burns inside me, turning my insides into ashes. The scream for a change is deafening. How could I have ignored it for this long? All I did was muffle the sound and continue living the days in agony. Not that anything really hurt, but I ignored my internal voice. And I…

A big, bad wolf

What a gloomy morning!! Yesterday was sunny and warm and I was looking forward to spending some time in the courtyard today, reading, bathing in the sun, but when I looked out the window it was raining!… So, I made myself a ginger-lemon tea and went back in bed. After my meltdown, I took some…

Adulthood

A paragraph from Stephen King’s novel “Salem’s Lot” Before drifting away entirely, he found himself reflecting -not for the first time- on the peculiarity of adults. They took laxatives, liquor, or sleeping pills to drive away their terrors so that sleep would come, and their terrors were so tame and domestic: the job, the money,…