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No Fear

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I close my eyes.

And I breathe – inhalations matching exhalations, taking the same time to inhale as to exhale, an exercise in balance. I am at peace.

This is me checking into my alternative reality – a place where fear does not exist. I look into my mind and I see a body of clear water – untainted – and an undisturbed sand bed. Gentle ripples move across the surface, occasionally catching the sunlight – proffering nature’s diamonds for the fortunate watcher. I hear only the sound of the water, and the universe. I am at peace.

I go about my daily affairs as I normally would,  and each stimulus is processed anew, uncoloured by my previous experience and biases. I do not see the faces around me nor hear the thoughts behind the faces – they do not matter.

This is me starting afresh, all counters reset, unburdened by the past.

This is me taking that first step – of many more – to recovery, growth and actualisation.

See you on the other side.

Written by The Intimate Stranger

October 12th, 2010 at 8:22 pm

Posted in i can't breathe

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