It’s helpful, but not always easy, when emotions get overwhelming, to step back and look at the big picture. I imagine my life as a line in space, with a beginning, and an end, and me located somewhere in the middle, presumably, although I realize I could also be very near the end of the line. Who knows? This not knowing of my location on the line, and even the hypothetical midway position, can instantly shoot my veins full of a dose of calm-the-fuck-down-now.
Is anything I am experiencing right now really so overwhelming that I would want to remove myself from that line? So far, no. Realizing I may not have much of that line left helps me to see the big picture, to aim to live each day as if it were my last (in theory), and to know that nothing really matters. Life feels easier that way.