Each will trigger anxious thoughts.
If hope and fear drive us,
our actions will be built on unstable ground.
We will always second-guess our moves,
looking over our shoulder, fearful
even of our friends,
squabbling among ourselves,
blaming and praising in a futile attempt
to control people and events.
Only when we see ourselves and the world
as “One Thing Happening”
will our fears and hopes subside.
We act upon the world,
but are not separate from it.
We are not healing the world from afar.
We are part of the world,