Our ability to catastrophise – to create a worst case scenario and follow the negative train of thought – is phenomenal. So is our ability to dwell in the present moment and find peace if we practise. If we train our minds to focus on our bodies and our breath and observe our thoughts as they arise without following their ‘story’ we can become aware that thoughts are not facts. Thoughts are simply what your mind is saying or creating at any given moment. At this moment your diagnosis is a shock, even if you were expecting it! But if you are breathing, you are alive, and just right now, at this moment, you can breathe with me.