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Don't Panic! Friday August 1, 2014

My scruffy back garden was yesterday visited by a dainty young fox.

She trod back up the steps in almost uneasy haste, finding there was no way out.

However she didn't panic, but just kept her cool, and didn't miss one garden step.

We are prone to panic sometimes, aren't we? (Do you remember "Dad's Army": "Don't Panic, Mr Mannering! Don't Panic!")

This is quite natural at times – however we tend to go into 'panic-mode', as I title it, perhaps too readily. I believe that recognising we are gearing into this state could be one of our little talents.

One method I find is to realise that most things are not immediately essential, although it may feel, at the moment of thinking of them, that they are… so: don't panic; "Just Cool It, Man."

We could be more like that fox, and less like a scared rabbit.

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Diana Fri, Aug 1st 2014 @ 7:44am

Apologies to anyone with the this august name, my mistake - it should be Manwairing, or
similar ? Anyone know ?

Julia Fri, Aug 1st 2014 @ 8:07am

It's Captain (no less) Mainwaring! I have just looked at my complete box set (sad eh??!) I love your blog Diana. Just Cool It, Man! great stuff. Thank you. i shall panic no more.Or not so often anyway.

Anonymous Fri, Aug 1st 2014 @ 6:14pm

I find I panic at the slightest thing and it's usually something beyond my control. So in these circumstances (say as a passenger in a car or on a plane) I tell myself that I should relax instead and let go. Once I have let go of the panic, and surrendered control to whomever is driving or the pilot for example, I can enjoy the car journey or the flight. Your fox, Diana kept its cool and presumably it found a way out of your garden?

Diana Fri, Aug 1st 2014 @ 6:14pm

Thanks Julia ! ( and for the correctly spelt name... )

Diana Fri, Aug 1st 2014 @ 6:20pm

As far as I KNOW the fox departed safely ( 6.14 p.m. Anon ) It was early in the morning, thus peaceful anyway; and I heard nothing untoward.
She probably just retraced her steps...

easydoesit Sat, Aug 2nd 2014 @ 6:37pm

I love this little story of the fox. I keep thinking of its light, dainty step. Thank you Diana for creating this little literary haven

Suzy Sun, Aug 10th 2014 @ 7:35pm

I believe that recognising we are gearing into this state could be one of our little talents...

So very true m'lady. Prevention is better than cure. And the more we practice being aware of our body, the better we become at it.

Nice one Diana

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