Are You Worried?

Worry: give way to anxiety or unease; allow one’s mind to dwell on difficulty or troubles.​

“Give way to” and “allow one’s mind to” means you don’t have to worry.  You have the power to divert and focus that energy elsewhere.

There is plenty to worry about right now, BUT isn’t there always.  At any moment we could be struck dead from a number of causes.  On any day we could lose our wealth.   At any hour we could lose those we care about either to death or lost love, anger or stupidity.

Yes, we always have something we COULD worry about, but most of the time we don’t.  Most of the time we get on with getting on.  Most of the time we trust that all will work out.

It is no different now.  Resources spent on worry are lost resources.  Divert that energy to creativity and action.  Divert that energy to something that is life replenishing instead of life draining.  Use that energy to fight back the things that may cause worry.  

Here are a few quotes to help you on your way:

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”
― Corrie Ten Boom, Clippings from My Notebook

“If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it’s not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.”
― The Dalai Lama

“Worrying is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength- carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”
― Corrie Ten Boom​​​​​​​​​​