In 1967,When I was interned in Dr. Eiras Mental Institution (yes, I was considered to be a lunatic), I began to have panic crises.
One day, I decided to consult the psychiatrist in charge of my case.
"Doctor, I am overcome by fear; it takes from me the joy of living."
"Here in my office there is a mouse that eats my books", said the doctor.
"If I get desperate about this mouse, he will hide from me and I will do nothing else in life but hunt him. Therefore, I put the most important books in a safe place and let him gnaw some others. In this way, he is still a mouse and does not become a monster.
"Be afraid of some things and concentrate all your fear on them - so that you have courage in the rest."
~ Paulo Coelho
"Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough."
~ Emily Dickinson