A letter to my fear...
Your mind is telling you to stay calm but your gut is telling you that something terrible is happening. It’s hard to find a compromise between these two places.
As homosapiens we struggle to hold the balance between good and bad. We want to decide, is this going to ok or is this going to be bad? It’s important to notice that inclination to “choose” a side.
But be careful if you do because attaching to either one disqualifies the other and therefore disqualifies the gut feelings and the minds reactions. Instead allow yourself to have vastly different feelings and thoughts at any time.
Accept your negative feelings and thoughts and also your positive ones. Let yourself feel the spectrum of the human emotions.
No one said this would be easy.
No one said you will have all of the right answers.
You are allowed to worry, be afraid and also find reassurance through hope and love.
It’s ok to see this time as an opportunity to reset with your family. See this as an opportunity to evaluate your values system and decide if you’re doing what is what you’re meant to be doing. Trust that you know how to navigate difficult times because you have before.
You got this.
You can do this.
Trust yourself and let yourself feel.
You are better when you let it all blend into the melting pot of the human experience and stop trying to find solutions to problems that are down the road. We are here, now, in this one moment. Let this one moment be what it is and prepare for the next.
We can only walk one step at a time. You’re suffering comes from worrying about future moments we have no control of.
Be here now.
With your family. Love them. Play with them. Talk to them.
This is an opportunity.