Just show up as you. always. :: These talismans are reminders for you to carry with you on your journey. You can put one in your pocket like a stone, and each time you feel it, take a deep breath and remember you are not alone. You can hold it in your hand and rub your fingers along the words and let yourself lean into trust. You might also want to place a talisman on your altar or next to your bed or even in your cubicle at work. It can remind you to just be right here.
"The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry." Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms, 1929