Fanning the fire midweek, we are tossing you a spontaneous quote, question, or conundrum related to Monday’s post. We invite you to riff on this prompt or share a story—heartbreaking or hilarious—to spark further conversation about the path of motherhood.

“Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth.”   —Pema Chödrön

On my perennial journey with fear and fearlessness as a mother, Pema Chödrön’s radical and compassionate Buddhist teachings have time and again helped me turn toward courage. The following video offers a taste of her good medicine, an antidote to groundlessness.

I’d love to hear your thoughts and hear about other favorite teachings on fear.