Anxiety by Paulo Coelho

I love this text taken from my friend Paulo Coelho’s new book  MANUSCRIPT FOUND IN ACCRA

 

Anxiety

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There is nothing wrong with anxiety.

Although we cannot control God’s time, it is part of the human condition to want to receive the thing we are waiting for as quickly as possible.

Or to drive away whatever is causing our fear.

That is so from childhood onwards, until we reach the age when we become indifferent to life. Because as long as we are intensely connected to the present moment, we will always be waiting anxiously for someone or something.

How can you tell a passionate heart to be still and contemplate the miracles of Creation in silence, free of tension, fear and unanswerable questions?

Anxiety is part of love, and should not be blamed because of that.

How can you tell someone not to worry when he has invested his money and his life in a dream and has yet to see any results? The farmer cannot speed the progress of the seasons in order to pick the fruit he planted, but he waits impatiently for the coming of autumn and harvest-time.
How can you ask a warrior not to feel anxious before a battle?
He has trained to the point of exhaustion for that moment, he has given of his best, and while he believes he is prepared, he fears that all his efforts could prove to be in vain.

Anxiety was born in the very same moment as mankind. And since we will never be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it – just as we have learned to live with storms.

taken from MANUSCRIPT FOUND IN ACCRA

Comments
One Response to “Anxiety by Paulo Coelho”
  1. Charles Ling says:

    A very good & logical approach to life..It is true,anxiety has been with us since “day one”…It does seem unavoidable,but I do believe that patience & inner peace will conquer most anxiety throughout our life…thank you for sharing…

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