When you feel distressed and tormented, do not just stay there struggling with these negative states of mind, for there is no guarantee that you will be able to shake them off. You must find other ways.
You have seen what a bird does when it is pecking at seeds on the ground and a cat comes along. The bird does not wait to confront the cat; it flies away.
You will say, ‘Yes, but how can we fly away?’ By using prayer and thought, you can travel to regions where peace, beauty and light reign. Certain books or certain pieces of music can help you to take wing, as can contact with nature or working with your imagination.
The important thing is to move to another plane.