WORRY


The other day it hit me; I do not have to worry about anything. In fact, worry has no value in my life.

I would worry about what was going to happen or in some cases what was not going to happen. And in every situation I had no idea what the real outcome was going to be, so all I did was suffer.

Usually what I worried about never came true and even when it did the outcome was different from what I thought it was going to be. I was always OK no matter what happened; I mean I was still here living and breathing, I always had the opportunity to change things if I wanted to and keep on moving. After some reflection, I could see that something different and often better came in its place. So why bother with worry, it never brings peace or comfort, it only brings suffering.

Worry cannot influence or change the outcome of any situation in life. In fact, the energy of worry feeds what I worry about, giving it strength and a greater potential to manifest. Therefore, I should use this energy to focus on what I want instead of what I don’t want.

After some reflection and divine intervention, I have recognized that worry is a waste of my time. I know that I will always be cared for because in truth, I always have or I would not be here now. I do not have to let my mind wonder into the future creating scenarios of what might happen when I can spend that energy focusing in the moment with what is actually happening.

If I believe it can always get worse, then I can believe it can always get better. I choose to focus on and enjoy this moment, right here and now knowing that I will always be taken care of which means I will always be OK, no matter what. In the recovery movement, they have a saying “Let Go, and Let God”. I know of no better way to live than to let the Divine be my guide and for me to carry out this guidance to the best of my ability, whatever that might be now. Not perfect as the mind thinks, just the best I can do now and that is perfect.

“It is our mistaken belief that we must push life in the direction we choose that keeps us in a strained and unhappy relationship with it. Our wish to have power over life comes from this wrong relationship with life. Reality has its own effortless course, and we can either embrace its way or struggle endlessly with our own.” –Guy Finely