"As We Carry On" is the title of a song by Carolyn McDade, sung by her choirs of women in many parts of the world. The title comes to me this morning as a phrase to repeat
as we we move through these days, weeks, months and what might turn out to be years. The world is changed already. We are not going back.
So each day - for me
- and I invite you, dear reader - to silentsly say a few times a phrase like this: "I think. I let it be. I let go." Or another, repetitive prayer - this is the one I use:
"May we be safe. May we be contented. May we be healthy. May we live with ease. May we feel loved."
Even if we go back to the anxiety that we might not have personally, we are sharing the collective anxiety of our present world.Repeat these phrases for others as well as ourselves.