I notice how I sometimes hide behind or take refuge in labels, such as dark night, chronic fatigue, tired, and also awakening, clarity.
Any image or thought can be something to take refuge in or hide behind, a way to avoid looking at what’s here, avoid taking responsibility, avoid knowing what I know and taking it in.
One way to explore this is to ask myself:
What am I not able to notice, say, or do when I have the thought of dark night?
What am I getting from it? Why would I hold onto such a painful thought?
What I am not able to say, notice, do, when I have the thought of dark night is….
What I am not able to say, notice, do, when I hold onto the thought of insecure attachment (paralyzed, numb) is….
Hiding behind labels…. dark night, chronic fatigue, a mess, insecure attachment, spiritual process, enlightenmnet, clarity, healing….. all can become labels to hide behind, take refuge in, avoid looking at what’s here, avoid taking responsibility, avoid taking it in