ANXIETY / WORRY
The greatest example there is of the insanity of the human mind is that it thinks that it can worry itself into happiness. More so, that it expends so much energy worrying about things that will probably never even happen. Not to mention the fact that it makes such a drama about people and events that it cannot control.
That is how creative we are: the fact that our fears and anxieties are so far-fetched and incredible; the fact that our imaginations are so rich and powerful, we take all of this for real.
Yes, everyone in that block of flats has a personal vendetta against you. The fact that half of them don’t even know you exist, no matter, they all have it in for you! Yes, you occupy their collective thoughts 24-7. Because, clearly, they have nothing else in life to concern them …
Delight in your wonderful mind; and use it to better effect. That is all.
© Phillip A. Klein March 2008
I really wish I could be that insightful. I've been reading one of these everyday. They really have been pushing me along through these last lazy days of the semester. I really need to stop panicking about everything I have to get done, and just do them. Next Thursday cannot come soon enough...