a secret about fear...
On Science Friday yesterday Ira Flatow had an interview with Naomi Oreskes (Professor of the History of Science at Harvard).
She spoke of science not as an entity that has the cornerstone on truth, but as an activity, a process. Ideas are stated and then held accountable. Others question the integrity of a theory, and then the person who originated the idea needs to attend to questions and challenges that were raised.
It’s a process that gets at something deeper. As a community.
What if fear is like this? A process? A way through to something else? What if the things we fear are merely concerns that would benefit from further scrutiny? Could fear be distilled or examined in a way that is like the science community? Questioning the integrity of an idea, challenging it, and then reconsidering the original theory?
We all experience fear in some way. Sometimes for good and useful reasons. To consider that at the root of it is love… that what connects us to one another and to the world is only love…
makes me wonder if fear is really anything to be afraid of…
always in motion,
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