1 When you are in fear, like, for instance, due to uncertainty, replace it with: “I don’t know, but I’ll find out” …and breathe. You see?
2 For instance, when you are meditating, you become aware of your breathing as it becomes heavy to the body—and you work around its density.
3 While meditating, breathing distracts the  mind. Breathing is something only done while in the physical plane.
4 That is why while meditating, one is asked to concentrate on one’s breathing because breathing is one way to keep us anchored to Earth.
5 It is also a way by which the soul learns to work with the thought process—by detaching from the thought itself—because to breathe, you must take a conscious action from an involuntary action. Not like your heart, which beats on its own. You see?
6 Breathing has one movement; it stops and makes another movement. You see? As explained before about movement, time, and space, which translates into inhaling and exhaling.
7 Therefore, replace your fears with: ‘What is it that I need to find out?’ You see?
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 distracting the mind from internal / external influences