The most radical thing you can do in this world is to be mindfully present in the moment. There are always two choices to make at any moment - the choice to join with the endlessly complex drama of the apparent world... or the choice to stop and breathe.
Did you just stop and take a deep breath?
We always have this choice, and if your mind is half as unruly as mine, you need to make this choice often and repeatedly if you want to create more peace in your life. Most of us are habituated to complicating our lives, acting out of avoidance and fear, or impulsive pleasure seeking (also a way of avoiding pain and fear). The ego - that part of us that is the "I" - the source of all misery, bad habits, searching for happiness in all the wrong places... that ego will do anything it can to stay in control and keep you running from your real Self. Being present in the moment moves you a giant step closer to your real Self, and diminishes the ego. The ego does not like that - as it is a threat to its existence... and of course "it" being you (the false you), it will create new fears, new desires, new distractions and projections onto the world and other people, in order to keep you confused, lost, and outwardly focused.
So remember to take a good deep breath. Remember there is no emergency, the house is not on fire and you are actually, at this very instant, completely safe and perfectly okay. In fact at this very instant, you most likely do not really need anything at all that you don't already have.
Fear lives in future and past concerns, and we worry to give ourselves a sense of control. In the present moment, there is nothing to do, nothing needed but to BE. Fear begins to evaporate the moment we welcome it, and stop fighting and resisting it.
Author, Ben Schwarcz
Transformational Coach, Psychotherapist, EFT Tapping Practitioner, Teacher and Author.