Much of our tension and compulsive thinking and behaviors arise from trying to avoid feelings of loss and sadness. Today, instead of arranging your life around avoiding those feelings, instead, feel yourself hugged by Love. Feel Love as an enormous, comforting present who can hold those feelings with you, without fear or judgment. Rest in that embrace. Feel yourself accepted just as you are. Don't try to do anything other than just be hugged.
Tarn Wilson is the author of the memoir The Slow Farm and numerous essays. You may read more of her work at tarnwilson.com.