When I look around at the new streams online and hear the commentators on TV beaming pictures of disasters and calamities daily, the world seems scary.

Dread, I can feel it in my stomach. It sits there like a brick. A brick that doesn’t move.
Out of that brick comes negative thoughts. Something bad is going to happen to me. Something bad will happen to someone I love.

Over and Over, and it continues until I believe that it is certain to happen. A sure thing.

It feels real. I get scared. Afraid. Worried. I want to make plans. To avoid it.

The truth is. It is not real.

The feelings are real.
Sadness. Anger. Worry.

The thoughts are generated by me.
If this is true. Then we have a chance.

A chance to generate different thoughts.
A chance to sit with the feelings and ask them, what is your purpose?

Why are you here?

Why are you present?
It could be to heal from past hurts.

I listen to my feelings, and I change my thoughts.
The rock begins to weigh less and less.

The circumstances on the outside may or may not change.
The solutions to the problems might come.
Or they might not.

I believe that we will have the strength to face what comes our way when we take the time to cultivate our inner spirit and activate that which is good inside us.

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