jusummerhayes (jusummerhayes) wrote,

Don't worry...about a thing

“To venture causes anxiety, but not to venture is to lose one's self.... And to venture in the highest is precisely to be conscious of one's self.”
― Søren Kierkegaard

Do you remember the song?

If only...we took it to heart a bit more often.

But the truth is -- my truth at least -- we never allow ourselves a moment's peace to relax into something other than the next thought.

Even when we take time out, our inner critic will annoy the crap out of us: "Come on. You've got things to do."

I know it's easy to say "don't worry" but absent our thinking, there's nothing more than this -- a wonderful, mysterious event.

I'm not suggesting that life isn't filled with grief, loss and pain but we so often turn something from the natural into the unnatural without even noticing the subtle distinction. Equally, we don't celebrate the small wins, even those as delicate as breathing the copious amounts of beauty right under our feet.

But eh, perhaps this level of anxiousness is just part of the human condition. If it is, we'd do well though to remember that "emptiness is form, form is emptiness" -- see The Heart Sutra. If that doesn't mess with your melon sufficient to bring you back to your senses (beyond the obvious ones), I don't know what will.

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