think time is linear, but that’s because we don’t perceive the now. Our minds are constantly shifting from the past (memories) to the future (expectations).Both of these states of mind are breeding grounds for fear, especially the future.
Thoughts of what could happen or what might be take us down a tricky trail. But these imagined scenarios rarely happen as we think they will — and placing credence in them lets fear take over.
What we need to do is bring our attention back to the present moment, and cause fear to subside. Practice these three strategies to shift into the present and detach from your fears:Bear Witness to Your Own ThoughtsWe are always choosing what thoughts to energize.