What does fear want you to do?

Move. 

The amygdala thinks danger has shown up it shoots adrenalin out. It makes you literally and measurably stupider, but also gets you primed for fight or flight.

So when you notice the next moment of fear, stop what you’re doing. Immediately get up.

Move.

Shake it out, run around the house, do jumping jacks, push ups, squats, dance, hop, anything.

Move.

Move in a positive way – no harm to you or others. As Rumi said, “don’t move the way fear makes you move.”

Fear now has less control over you, you get your thinking mind back and you can be the lighthouse, the leader that helps the other frightened people around you to safety.

Keep walking, though there’s no place to get to. 

Don’t try to see through the distances. 

That’s not for human beings. 

Move within, but don’t move the way fear makes you move.

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty & frightened. 

Don’t open the door to the study and begin reading. 

Take down a musical instrument.

Let the beauty we love be what we do.

There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.

-Rumi

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