You face your fear because your soul demands it
Sometimes coming home to yourself requires the assistance of another.
Neurosis is Easy
Neurosis is the effort to avoid aspects of ourselves and our experiencing that we do not want to participate in. It is the effort to avoid hell.
Alas, as the saying goes, the surest way to end up in hell is to spend your whole life running from it. (But who can blame you for the attempt?!)
This constant running results in a continual stream of unnecessary suffering.
Health is Paradoxical
By turning towards our own hell, we generate the unconditional confidence, compassion and resilience to capitalize on the life we have been gifted.
This is a counter-instinctual practice. It demands that we cultivate a relationship with exactly that thing that we have spent the entirety of our lives avoiding.
Sure, the work is scary. Demanding, too. But, more importantly, it is doable.