A Quote by Norman Vincent Peale on anxiety, clarity, confusion, day, friendship, life, losing, power, privacy, time, world, and worry

Worry is a peculiar thing. It is like a dust storm on a hot day. You can become confused and lose your way. I was in Wichita, Kansas, some time ago, when I had to fly to Cincinnati. A friend sent me in a private plane. When we were crossing the Mississippi River, the sky grew hazy. "We can't see where we're going,"I said to the pilot. He replied,"We'll go up above the haze-level." "What's the haze-level," I asked. "Ground heat, dust, and smoke combine to form the haze-level. We'll go up another thousand feet and get above it." We did and emerged into an altogether different world, clear and beautiful. The pilot commented, "Life is something like this, isn't it? Down there they are groping in the haze. Up here, we have clarity and can see our way. Next time you find yourself bogged down in anxiety and worry, say to yourself, "I will not be disturbed by this thing. I will look at it coolly and logically. I will rise above the haze-level." You will find that your worry has lost its power.

Norman Vincent Peale (1898 - 1993)

Source: How to Handle Tough Times by Norman Vincent Peale

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