Practice

Sometimes I can’t seem to break out of my mental spinning. I will get trapped in the endless intrusive thoughts. I’ll get so spun up that I can’t seem to break out of my own mind. Sometimes I’ll find I’ve started crying. Recently I’ve been trying to use Zen thought and breathing focused meditation to try to keep my mind in the moment, in the present, and stop spinning in the past and future.

Spinning in the future is anxiety for a world that doesn’t exist. Spinning in the past is depression over things you have no control over. Your life is in the present. Your whole life is only right now.

Now I just need to practice.