Monday, November 21, 2016

holding my breath

I find myself holding
my breath more often
for it seems there is always
a storm cloud on the horizon
I know I should just 
breathe and relax
let things fall into place
but as the years pass
I have only become
more anxious



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20 comments:

  1. Fear at least keeps one alert although there may be more relaxing aspects of reality to enjoy.

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  2. I don't blame as I feel the same way too ~ Perhaps its because we see more storms ahead ~

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  3. I join you in your anxiety as the years pass, Arcadia. At least I'm in good company! A good read.

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  4. I understand, completely. Well written.

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  5. These words resonate deeply with me too. It seems that many of us need to exhale.

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  6. It's a wonder that we become more fearful when there is less to fear... but I sense this too.

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  7. It does seem that the more connected the more fear seeps into life.

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  8. I truly understand. It seems the more I search for peace the more anxiety flares.

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  9. Perhaps we must meet anxiety where it is and endeavour to breathe still

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  10. Maybe because we are older and wiser to the way things are. I Have to tell myself "Relax your shoulders" I'm always so tense.

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  11. Excellent take on the prompt, though I personally find that I am less anxious than I once was. The more I learn to trust in Jesus the less the worries of the day trouble me.

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  12. I completely empathize with your eloquent words. I too have to remind myself to breathe. You are brave to share these truths.

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  13. Perhaps as we age we know more about what's possible?

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  14. The longer we love, the more storm clouds we seem to see.

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  15. "Live" (not love). Auto correct gets me again!

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  16. Thank you everyone for your comments :)

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  17. I like the honesty of your observation...your awareness probably tempers your anxiety (I'm hoping) I sometimes wonder about my own adaptations over the years...

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