Over the past few days I’ve watched the fear spill over from the media into my life. I quickly switched off the TV, but not fast enough, because the fear had spread and kindly brought a few more worries with it. My friends felt the same way. A friend wrote to me that she could physically feel the corona fear coming through her cell phone and computer. Humanity is afraid and it is almost impossible to stay away from it entirely. Fear is not a nice feeling. Anxiety creates stress. It paralyzes us, makes us uncreative, makes us sleep worse at night and weakens our immune system.
There is a simple cure for anxiety that is always available to us: our breathing. When we sit with our eyes closed, look inward and focus our attention on our breath, we instantly become calmer and feel more relaxed overall.
Do you participate in the daily meditation? Then leave a comment below and let me know how you are doing. And even if you’re just interested in an exchange, write in the comments here. Another reader or I will reply as soon as possible. Let’s be there for one another.