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by Don Winslow

No goals, no expectations.
Whatever is, is.
For now – just Be.

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No future, no past,
Just the present.
For now – just Be.

Ups, downs,
They don’t exist in this instant of time.
For now – just Be.

Cares and woes?
Don’t worry, they’ll still be there.
For now – just Be.

Wishes are good, Prayers might be better.
But not for now.
For now – just Be.

For one minute, for one hour,
It doesn’t matter.
For now – just Be.

Breathe in, breathe out, focus on the present.
For now, just for now –
Just Be.

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Don Winslow is a prostate cancer survivor and caregiver to his wife, Marion, who is a breast cancer survivor. They live in Berlin, MD.

This article was published in Coping® with Cancer magazine, May/June 2008.