Thursday, July 30, 2009

anxiety

Breathe

the rip, the tear, the gut-heart-twist-claw
fear
breeds fear

Breathe

10 comments:

Poetikat said...

I'm racing through the woods at night with this one.

Sheer panic.

Kat

christopher said...

How odd. There was a quote by Henri Nouwen I came across

"There is a deep hole in your being, like an abyss. You will never succeed in filling that hole, because your needs are inexhaustible. You have to work around it so that gradually the abyss closes.

Since the hole is so enormous and your anguish so deep, you will always be tempted to flee from it. There are two extremes to avoid: being completely absorbed in your pain and being distracted by so many things that you stay far away from the wound you want to heal."
- Henri Nouwen
The Inner Voice of Love

I wrote a poem responding to that quote. Then I came here.

Catvibe said...

30 years of gut wrenching fear has taken it's toll. Where do I sign up to let it go?

Rikkij said...

Rach-yes, just breathe, but quietly so fear doesn't hear it. ~rick

nollyposh said...

oh you betcha! x

RachelW said...

It's one of those emotional states that just grips your guts and just twists them. Remembering to breathe, yes that is the key... Cat, if you find the answer, please let me know.

Kit said...

That's powerful, succinct and dead on.

Woman in a Window said...

There should be classes on this. There should be radio shows, travelling fairs, breathing circus'. Instead we have clowns and morning shows.

be well.
xo

Diane Vogel Ferri said...

oooo - I've been there too.

SarahA said...

That's it. Exactly it! You don't have to say anymore, to do so would be to unsay it!