Magic 8 Ball

the lighted onesSo much fear and anxiety flying around right now.
People allowing their minds to spin out of control concocting all sorts of horrible stories so that it can rest on a predictable outcome. Absorbing all sorts of manufactured hypotheticals to try and create a narrative about things that haven’t even occurred.
In reality, your mind doesn’t give one shit about whether or not the script it writes is a happy one as long as it’s predictable and knowable.
Which ultimately is ridiculous because you don’t know what’s really going to happen. You have no way of knowing what’s coming next year, next month or even five minutes from now.
No, you really don’t.
Take a pen and paper and write a list of all of the things that you know are true about this moment right now.
Not what you think you know about tomorrow or the next day. But what is true right now.
Start with the basics and expand on them. Where are you sitting? What does the sky look like? What are you wearing right now?
This is all you really know and all of it can change in the blink of an eye.
You don’t know what’s going on in the heart and mind of anyone else. You have zero concrete idea of what they are going to choose. You have no way of knowing. You don’t even know what you are going to choose until you get there.
So take a breath and allow yourself to become still. Just for the moment.
If you can, extend that stillness to a few more moments.
Why do you continue to terrorize yourself with doomsday scenarios?
Quiet the mind and stop letting it violently shake you in the hopes of forcing an answer out of your circumstances.
Focus less on what will happen and more on how it will happen.
Your peace of mind and the deliberate nurturing of it is one of your most precious resources.
Stop giving it away so cheaply.

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