I don’t know where the stray thought came from but it involved something I read the other day about the secret to samurai success being “calm”. I’m down with that idea and that collided with the litany against fear and my dual mottos, “shit happens” and “this too shall pass” and the following emerged. Not sure if I like it but I think it might be useful right now.
Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad.
Good or bad, I will meet it with calm resolve.
I will permit it to pass over and through me,
remembering always that this too shall pass,
but I will remain.
It’s pretty compact. Might try to haikuize it.