Black Belt in Inner Peace contains short journal entries I have kept and continue to add to, as I go for a black belt in inner peace by endeavoring to move through each busy and sometimes stressful day with greater grace and ease.
Number 11: My brain’s faulty wiring
I was taught growing up to stay clear of dogs because my uncle had been badly mauled by one. I love to hike but when I come across a big dog, like today, my brain’s fear center goes on full alert which takes effort to embrace the surge of fear to keep me from bolting. Today as I passed this big dog, I looked down at him and what I saw was a “happy to see ya” smile on his face, which his waging tail validated, and I wondered, how many unfounded knee-jerk fears like this are wired into my brain.