What difference does it make if the thing you're afraid of is real or not? -Toni Morrison
Are you worried? Do you have many “what if” thoughts? You are identified with your mind, which is projecting itself into an imaginary future situation and creating fear. There is no way that you can cope with such a situation, because it doesn’t exist. It’s a mental phantom. You can stop this health- and life-corroding insanity simply by acknowledging the present moment. Become aware of your breathing. Feel the air flowing in and out of your body. Feel your inner energy field. All that you ever have to deal with, cope with, in real life-as opposed to imaginary mind projections-is this moment. Ask yourself what “problem” you have right now, not next year, tomorrow, or five minutes from now. What is wrong with this moment? You can always cope with the Now, but you can never cope with the future-nor do you have to. The answer, the strength, the right action or the resource will be there when you need it, not before, not after.
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
This Week’s Mindcraft Podcast episode:
Embracing Fear and Moving Forward Part I
This episode continues the discussion on the obsessive compulsive thought pattern as it relates to fear, and further describes what is specifically going on with the worry circuit, leading to the realization that anxious, fear-based thinking is a brain-thing and therefore not our fault. From here, very practical strategies are provided to reduce the activity of the threat circuit, offering the fear-based mind freedom from "mental prison" . . . opening the door wide for fear to be transformed into something manageable, leading to a happier and more authentic life.
Have a mindful week !!!
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