This is part one of a short two-part poem series looking into the psychology of the worried mind. A poem on the psychology of the calm mind will follow.
“The Psychology of the Worried Mind” personifies a mind that’s worried. Put on your imagination hat for a second and imagine being able to psychoanalyze a worried mind. This poem is the result of doing just that. If you happen to be worried about something, perhaps it will give you a glimpse into your mind. Moreover, this inspection may lead to reflection, a deeper understanding, and a renewed path to peace.
The Psychology of the Worried Mind
The worried mind seeks to find what will be tomorrow.
But the more it seeks, the more tomorrow turns bleak.
You see, the worried mind is skilled at concocting the most dreadful tales of what may be, could be.
And it has convinced itself that these things will be.
So, a feeling of hopelessness consumes it,
Feeling powerless to the fate it has imagined.
By E. Ballay
Written July 15, 2022