On the discussion of fear — Do you fear pleasure?
Coming through childhood tragedy leaves the lessons of happiness, joy, pleasure — the good things in life, at a rare distance. It’s hard to find these things. The easiest of these to experience is probably pleasure.
Pleasure is “a feeling of happy satisfaction and enjoyment.”
Now, that doesn’t say peaceful. Pleasure doesn’t end suffering but it does bring moments of relief. To stay in just pleasure, to me, is a bit of a trap. I truly desire the deeper things in life. Joy, peace, and love.
So, I think I do have a little fear when it comes to just seeking pleasure. It can be a trap to the brokenhearted. Losing our self in pleasure does little to heal us but does lend some relief.
I am going to focus on going deeper.