Each day we have a multitude of opportunities to face that little demon called the fear of the unknown. Think of it, how many times a day do you find yourself trying to figure out what is going to happen, what may happen including all of the ways you may respond to what may happen, all designed to quell your fears of not knowing. Our mind races and our pulse quickens as we think of this, then that, then this again. How can I avoid what I don't want to have happen? How can I be sure that I will be safe, secure, and less anxious?
Sounds familiar doesn't it.
What if instead of trying to control, we begin to notice our urge to hold on, our compulsion to grasp. And, in that moment, we allow the grip to loosen if just for a moment. We can then breathe, and return our attention to the moment. We are no longer held captive by the future nor mired in our stories of the past.
We can be free.