William James on laying it down

I don’t know why i am moved to share this which I discovered while looking through my notes for my novel, but here it is.

William James said somewhere:

The transition from tenseness, self-responsibility, and worry, to equanimity, receptivity, and peace, is the most wonderful of all those shiftings of inner equilibrium, those changes of the personal center of energy, which I have analyzed so often; and the chief wonder of it is that it so often comes about, not by doing, but by simply relaxing and throwing the burden down.

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