What is strange is that I didn't feel any anxiety or panic when I went over. It was as if I knew that all would be okay. There was a calm feeling of just being in the water and watching the sail boat move past. It almost felt fatalistic and resigned. Later, I thought that a bit weird but perhaps the best thing to do in such a situation is to remain calm and do what has to be done.
I'm grateful today that I:
- Got through another incident in this life with no damage to life and limb
- Have another day to get things right
- Am going to open up my home group tonight even if no one shows up
- Have learned more about what my role is in relation to others in my life
"Few situations - no matter how greatly they appear to demand it - can be bettered by us going berserk."
--Codependent No More
"If a swimmer was crossing a great lake, then suddenly focused too heavily on the distance remaining, he might start to flounder and go under - not because he couldn't swim, but because he became overwhelmed by panic.
Panic, not the task, is the enemy......
We can get back on track by treading water until we regain our composure. Once we feel peaceful, we can begin swimming again, with confidence. Keep the focus simple, on one stroke, one movement at a time. If we can make one movement, we have progressed. If we get tired, we can float -- but only if we are relaxed. Before we know it, we shall reach the shore."