Desiderata by Max Ehrmann is a 1927 prose poem. "Desiderata" (Latin: "desired things")
15. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
It's our responsibility to disengage when we're feeling fatigued; and to reengage when we're feeling lonely. Our objective is to re-energize and regenerate. Our ability to disengage when fatigued and reengage when lonely is a precious power that enables us to fully be our best selves.
We can choose to isolate ourselves for a period. We may decide to disengage physically, mentally or emotionally in order to gain a right perspective. We can choose to focus on an area that we've been neglecting to develop while disengaging in other areas. When we're ready to abandon the loneliness, we can choose to reengage with an enhanced understanding of our ability to not let fear overwhelm us.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness, but not all fears.
Sometimes, seeming out of nowhere, I've had a feeling of acute, unsettling dread come over me catching me totally off guard. Not only that, it's confusing because it comes when I'm in a neutral to euphoric state of mind. I sit with the feeling and ponder it to relieve the stress. After giving it my consideration, I then sit in the feeling of gratitude for each amazing moment I've lived and am living.
Thank you for reading. What are your thoughts?
Dedicated to my sons Jibri and Chris, my privilege and blessing. EcwmB