“A poem is the very image of life expressed in its eternal truth.”
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Friday, March 1, 2013

Fear's Great Foe


Breathe, I tell myself.
Breathe deeply and then again.
Stay in the present.

My uncertainty,
already high on the scale,
can self multiply.

The way out from fear,
overwhelming though it be,
is found here and now.

7 comments:

Ms. CrankyPants said...

Perfect antidote to anxiety and spiraling-out-of-control thoughts. Thank you; I needed this today!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I am trying the same thing...breathe deeply and enjoy the moment

Muffie said...

I know the ideal is to live in the present -- I don't do a good job of it. The breathing, though, and the mental awareness of such is perfect for meditation.
Peace,
Muff

Karen said...

I too combat the demons of fear with deep breathing.

Brenda Johnson said...

Thank You

Gail said...

Hi - I get afraid at night some times - I breathe through it pray and count. Good Lord
Such powerful words and image
Love Gail
peace....

Judy at Peace Be With You said...

Ms. CP, Kim, Muff, Karen, Brenda, and Gail, it pleases me that you found meaning in my poem, which I have had to resort to more than once this past week. But, breathing is available as long as we are alive, and deep breathing actually works. It is the foundation of meditation, which is a great way to find inner peace.