If you have a racing mind, focused on planning and worries or other forms of rumination or spinning, consciously bring your awareness from your head to your heart area. Be still. Listen. What does your body and deeper wisdom know? Sometimes we are avoiding seeing something difficult; often, though, what we are hiding from ourselves is the beauty of our lives. We are accustomed to looking for dangers and disappointments and miss all that is well.
Tarn Wilson is the author of the memoir The Slow Farm and numerous essays. You may read more of her work at tarnwilson.com.