What’s Worrying You?

Mindful readers open up about their worries and share what’s helping them navigate difficult times.

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How do you find moments of calm?

Sitting on the ground next to my beautiful backyard fish pond. Watching the graceful movements of my fish, enjoying the pink water lilies, and listening to the splash of the waterfall.
—Corie M.

By intentionally seeking to understand other perspectives that encourage empathy, compassion, and positive thinking for myself and others.
—Megan W.

I remember to stay in the moment and notice where I am and what I’m doing. I’m not in the past or future, I’m right where my feet are.
—Kim W.

Who do you reach out to when you feel worried?

My partner. She is the calm in my life.
—@zweicappuccini (Instagram)

Family
—@mayasquilla (Instagram)

My cat (Instagram)
—@aslicy

Do you worry about the past, present, or future?

What’s worrying you today?

Each day brings a different concern, doesn’t it? Today, perhaps my worry is about not being mindful as I usually am. So, I bring myself back to the present moment by allowing the worry, being kind and compassionate to it and myself. “Don’t worry, be happy.”
—@mindfulinpractice (Instagram)

Climate change, human rights, pandemic, gun control, racial injustice, war, famine, drought. But otherwise, life is pretty good.
—@libbies.images (Instagram)

Worry unchecked turns into anxiety for me. Today I’m not feeling well but I know that I’ve done what I need to do for my health at the moment. I just need to breathe and rest. If there is something really wrong it will make itself known.
—@jeana_with_a_j (Instagram)

@colormehappii reminds us of the power of a breath.
@theconnectioncreator prompts
us to remember how we saw the
world as children, with playfulness
and less judgment.
@valentinodevasco finds a sense of openness and freedom on the road.

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