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One way to calm an anxious mind: Notice when you’re doing OK

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The fundamental sense of all-rightness

Our brains have an ongoing internal trickle of unease. This wears down our well-being, contributes to anxiety and depression, and makes us turn away from the things that matter to us. And it's based on a lie.

Stop and ask yourself: In this moment, are you still OK? Are you breathing? I...

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You may want more certainty or love. Or you may want less pain or heartache or unemployment.

But meanwhile, underneath all the desires and activities is an awareness that you're doing fine this second. The fear that bad things will happen if you let yourself feel OK is unf...

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Sometimes you're really not all right. Maybe something terrible has happened, or your mind is upset.

Do what you can to ride out the storm. But as soon as possible, notice that the core of you is OK. Settling into this basic sense of okayness is a powerful way to build we...

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