Close your eyes and remember a time in your life when you didn’t feel fear. Think about the freedom you felt at that moment without the grip of something dark clutching your emotions. Think back on the simplicity without stress and a relief that seemed to surround you. Ponder a moment on the calmness that brought a sense of peace and calm in that moment. Now open your eyes and look at everything around you. What is that you see that has so much value, it’s worth taking that feeling away from you.

C.L. Harmon