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Axiom Two

Updated: Oct 19, 2020

Fear and pain are life’s greatest teachers:

We have all known fear, it’s unavoidable and it comes in many forms.

Primal fear, fear for our life is, actually quite rare and yet our modern lives have forced us into a constant state of hyper vigilance. The stream of hormones required for our body and brain to be on high alert are seemingly constantly flooding our body transforming our fear thoughts into fear scenarios, this is the root of so much of our suffering.

Humans cling to the physical world, we suffer because we are afraid of losing what we have and not getting what we want. At the heart of this is expectation.

Before coming on full time with AUM, When I briefly owned a studio in Columbus, it was a powerful but short lived experience. Fear and pain set in quickly when it became apparent that it would take more than everything I had to really build the community I dreamed of. Fear was in play and I had an option, I could give up or I could dig in. The days of panic and anxiety did absolutely nothing, my yoga tools were more important than ever.