When you feel like there’s something you must do to get
To a place where you will have some security,
Is it normal? Or is it just an illusion
To be so anxious that you can’t get a thing done?
If you want long-lasting peace and serenity,
Don’t worry that it hasn’t manifested yet.
Our anxiety is a permanent feature
Of our lives here as humans. We are to the core
Anxious beings. We hold powerful fantasies
About things we could get that would bring us more ease
In our everyday living. What do we live for
But to struggle? How can life be the best teacher?
When we find the right home, status, or lover, we
Think that we’ll be much happier. This isn’t so.
We will always be restless, but we can show some
Compassion for our fellows. We can overcome
Our discomfort through the process of letting go
Of the fear and the desperation completely.
We can learn to laugh about our anxieties,
Laughter being the exuberant expression
Of relief. We can hug people much more often
Than we do now. Anxiety dissipates when
We share with others our unique situation.
Learn to see the way that your inner being sees.