Why Panic? Just be Careful.

No need to panic.

Panic arises due to an unaware and chaotic mind

Thinking of how you might be harmed

and how terrible the future may become.

Grasping onto anything and everything

To save yourself

You create chaos and have reactive behavior.

Just be careful.

Carefulness arises from a wakeful mind

Aware of what you are thinking and feeling now

And what is happening here.

Calmly making a clear and informed plan

of how to protect yourself and others,  

you create order and have wise responses.

c) 2020 David Listen