Posted on 27th May, 2020
Our perception of reality can be clouded by ignorance that manifests as fear and worry. Worry - we all have struggled with from time to time. It's hard not to worry when facing situations like the COVID-19 pandemic. We worry when we face unexpected situations with an uncertain outcome. When we don't know what to expect, we don't know all the answers; we worry. Excessive worry is rooted in fear, we are worried because we are afraid of the unknown. Fear usually occurs as a natural response to danger. However, we often generate fear, and often it appears real, even though it does not have a real substance - F.E.A.R: False Evidence Appearing Real. Fear and worry can arise overcoming any logic and as long as we ignore or deny them, they will hold us captive.
Most of the time, our worries are exaggerated. We get to control our fears only by acknowledging and confronting them. It happens when we stop worrying about tomorrow and start focusing on today, at the present moment. When we recognize what we're afraid of and look at it from a new perspective it transforms our entire life.
A beautiful thought to help us thrive during this challenging period: worries about tomorrow cast dark clouds over the brilliance of today's joy.