Alaska Bear Adventures. I was awake at 4:00 a.m. and finally got to yoga later in the night. It was surprising how much energy I still had. I ended up doing a portion of the Ashtanga series. This whole week I decided to take it easier in my practice. Today I was not demanding on myself for most of the poses.
Have you ever heard the saying never come between a mother bear and her cub. Although this is very true in most circumstances today was not the same. I got to hang out with two mother bears with their cubs. I was taking the above picture on foot. Not in a car, not in a boat, but by foot. There was nothing to seperate the bear from attacking me. I did not once feel any fear during this situation. I knew that we both respected each others space.
How many experiences do we face in life that we do not do because of fear. Now how many times does this fear come to us and we really do not know the true facts? How much of our lives are fears that are actually false? How much of these fears actually control our lives?
The momma bear and its cub both could have run away. The mom could have feared for it's cubs life. The mom could have not trusted us and attacked. The honest truth was that there were just us and the bears. There was no fear between any of us. It was a beautiful few hours. So beautiful we are going back tomorrow. It was a reminder that fear stops connections.
So I ask you, what do you fear that you really know nothing about.