Mindfulness and existentialist writings in an age of anxiety

I am not afraid

Today I am not afraid of what may come.

Terrible, awful, horrible things may come. I say let them.

Today I may get fired from my job… So what. There are a million and one other things I could be doing.

Today I may lose someone very near to me, won’t that happen anyway someday? Why fear eventualities that you have no control over.

Today I may very well die! And to that I say Hurray! What a beautiful life I have lived. I have loved and been loved. I have experienced many of the wonderful things that life had to offer. I have made the conscious decision to live with no regrets.

Why then should I be afraid? I have nothing to fear from this world, neither death nor life nor loss. All these things shall pass away.

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