She sat, cross-legged on her scrounged woven tapestry mat. Incense burned; meditative music floated from her stereo. She tried to calm her racing mind; her pounding heart. Repeating her mantra: imagine infinite possibilities only served to send her thoughts fluttering like butterfly wings. Her heart beat like a captured bird within her rib cage.

“No,” she shouted although no sound left her mouth. “I will not give into it.” Her panxiety wrapped it’s clawed hands around her; engulfing her in anxiety, panic and dread. No reason, no thoughts, no events to create it – just arising, arriving, grabbing her from behind. If an attacker, then self-defense mode would kick in. But for something within her mind, she had no martial arts defenses. Only the hope of mindfulness, meditation, focus, concentrate.

But, the feeling was too strong. She began to pace around her living room; her mantra far away. Then, she remembered what calmed her in the past – she flipped through her playlist until she came to John Lennon’s Imagine. Imagine infinite possibilities. Imagine.

(c) Lorraine

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For Manic Monday 2 Challenge: to use the song title provided in a post of any sort.

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for today

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace, you

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people sharing all the world, you

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

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