Thursday, February 10, 2011

Letting Go of Worry

There are certain things we can control. Other things we can't.

Worrying about those things that are out of our reach is a waste of time, and a complete waste of our precious resources. Worry depletes our energy, our nervous system, our short time on earth, and fills us with toxic thoughts. 
It is so important to take the time throughout your day to tune into your thoughts to be aware of worrying habits.  The problem is, many of us are not aware that we are worrying, because we are on automatic.  When you commit to giving yourself the gift of meditation time, twice a day for at least ten minutes, you will wake up and tune into your thoughts.  
If you take the time to observe your thoughts, you are practicing Mindfulness which distances you from those toxic emotions stemming from worry. Once your thoughts are observed in the light of your awareness, you can then discriminate and ask yourself,  "Is this worth my time to worry about______?"  "Will worrying about _______change anything?" 
Be especially aware of the stories you are telling yourself about the thing you are worrying about.  The story is often worse than the object of worry.  Ask yourself, "What story am I telling myself about________?"
Here are some quotes we particularly like about worry:
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things
 which are beyond the power of our will.

Pray, and let God worry. Martin Luther The only thing to worry about is worrying.
If only the people who worry about their liabilities would think
 about the riches they do possess, they would stop worrying.
Dale Carnegie
We would worry less about what others think of us if we realized
how seldom they do.
Ethel Barrett
Don't worry about the world coming to an end today.
It's already tomorrow in Australia.
Charles M. Schultz
Worry is a state of mind based on fear. 
Napoleon Hill
Every morning I spend fifteen minutes filling my mind full of God,
and so there's no room left for worry thoughts. 

 Howard Chandler Christy
Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do,
but it gets you nowhere.
Glenn Turner

Listen, if you start worrying about the people in the stands,
before too long you're up in the stands with them.

Tommy Lasorda

Rather than worry about foods to avoid,
I think of everything I can eat - lobster, mussels, crab, tomatoes.

Sarah Beeny

I don't worry about rivals. After all, there will never be another me.
Michael Jordan

A hundred load of worry will not pay an ounce of debt. 
George Herbert

Choose you this day whom ye will serve

Bible: Joshua 24:15 (King James Version)
God makes a way when there is no way.
Bible: Exodus 14:1-31

No comments:

Post a Comment