I praised going Deep Inside to find comfort
and consolation that is not available outside you.
Below is a proactive and protective
mental phrase (or mantra) I found while there:
Love is my focus.
Love is my fortress.
Love is my future.
Love is my now.
It is especially helpful against
anxiety, antagonism and negativity
that might feel beyond your control.
LOVE IS A STATE IN WHICH YOU CAN RESIDE.
The question "How are you?" is PROFOUND.
But it has been watered-down to a synonym for "Hello."
Forced or fake auto-responses of obligated okay-ness are expected.
(And if you are going through something tragic, it really doesn't matter! Every social encounter OPENS with this well-established Ritual of Insincerity.)
The question "How are you?" prompts an answer that begins with "I AM _____________."
This means many times each day, you are invited to SPEAK THE MOST POWERFUL STATEMENT that can be spoken of yourself.
And the socially-expected thing to do, is be QUICK + SLICK with your answer.
For a change... TAKE YOUR TIME, and tell your truth. ✍🏾