One way to calm an anxious mind: Notice when you’re doing OK
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 unfounded. You do not need to fear feeling all right.
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