Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I could be akin to a shark

I doubt things all the time.
I wait too long.
I let things go.
I procrastinate.
I back away and make it hard on myself.
I let tears fall when they shouldn't.
But not for too much longer.
I'm working on it.

I don't know how to live with anxiety (or maybe I don't know how to live without anxiety)
and there's been a lot to be anxious about recently...
with money
with work
with relationships...


A while ago, a friend told me a story about sharks. I learned that they are missing the enzyme that produces anxiety. Today, he reminded me of that story and assured me that I could be akin to a shark, that I have the ability to let things go, to think in the moment, to exist in the NOW and to not worry about what scares me most.
That I can stop my worries, be less analytical about my care for people, and stop guessing how the future will unfold.

I guess I needed to be reminded of all this.

Photo: Da Sauce on Flickr

2 comments:

Kara said...

hmm...I didn't know that about sharks. very interesting. not being anxious is a tough thing to master but a good one as well.

PatZ said...

just don't stalk Richard Dreyfus through the ocean.