The body is a heavy bear.
We can't duck our own presence, nor avoid our own answers. We know what we have to do. Anticipation enlivens us.
Anxiety validates our heart space.
Fight or flight, we are free to think as tenants of Earth, renting its oxygen. As Kipling wrote, ‘Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it.'
The show goes on, whether we show up or not.