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Serene in the moment

Serene in the moment
We are too close to right now, this present, stuck in the maw of anticipation that puts us under stress’s control.

Anxiety is a thinking problem. It grows stronger in our attempt to control it while it tugs at the brain with fright.

We need to give our nerves a day or two to calm down. But what if we’re choking on the seduction of pity? To shut out stray thoughts, we may ask ourselves: What’s the worst that can happen? And so what if it does?

The attempt to control the future is futile, a waste of time. The sooner we realize to yield to indifference we gain all the confidence to dance with the fear that tries to weaken life’s enjoyment.

Take a deep breath, repeat a mantra, and tread lightly.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of Discvr.blog and four books.