Not being paralyzed

Someone asked me, “Aren’t you worried about the state of the world?” I allowed myself to breathe and then I said, “What is most important is not to allow your anxiety about what happens in the world to fill your heart. If your heart is filled with anxiety, you will get sick, and you will not be able to help.” Yes, there is tremendous suffering all over the world, but knowing this need not paralyze us. If we practice mindful breathing, mindful walking, mindful sitting, and working in mindfulness, we can try our best to help.

Thich Nhat Hanh

4 thoughts on “Not being paralyzed

  1. Thanks Karl for this and other encouraging posts. They are helpful especially in time like this to keep me grounded and mindful of what is happening and not. Keep on sharing the wisdoms, please.

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