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May 18, 2020

Social Distancing

Filed under: Uncategorized — John Morgan @ 5:22 am

Ella alpert jaUiYKxC9To unsplashIt dawned on me that there is a benefit to social distancing beyond the “stay healthy” recommendations.

What if we committed to staying not 6 feet, but just 6 inches away from our thoughts? The outcome would preserve our mental health.

More scary than the constant media bombardment of Covid-19 news are your thoughts that are close to you even when the TV is off.

Get some distance from your thinking and watch your fears melt and fade away.

One of the best antidotes to thinking is doing. When you’re engaged in doing, your thinking self-distances itself from you. Quoting The Grasshopper from years ago, “Doing diffuses fear.”

Doing is an active meditation. It has you focus on what’s right in front of you rather than mentally creating scenarios that freeze you in a fearful place.

Doing, like the longest journey, begins with the first step. Step in the direction of doing and experience a healthy distancing from your thoughts.

All the best,

John



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