@Val C: Your comment instantly gave me room to be compassionate toward myself in this moment after days of a flare of chronic illness that has had me focused on what my mind tells me will just be a dismal future 🙂 and 🙁 so has made my NOW dismal. The only thing that helps me with these fears is to bring myself back into the present and be honest (and not judge myself!) about the fears. That brings me to a reminder that fear is always and only about the future, which has nothing to d...

@Val C: Your comment instantly gave me room to be compassionate toward myself in this moment after days of a flare of chronic illness that has had me focused on what my mind tells me will just be a dismal future 🙂 and 🙁 so has made my NOW dismal. The only thing that helps me with these fears is to bring myself back into the present and be honest (and not judge myself!) about the fears. That brings me to a reminder that fear is always and only about the future, which has nothing to do with now, and that now I’m in tune with the truth of love. You see your last statement has proved itself! Thank you all. I will keep practicing; what else is there to do?!

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