worry, worry, worry

@savypat (20247)
United States
August 6, 2011 8:00am CST
AS humans we have a tremendous need to keep our minds busy, I think that is why we worry so much. That said this is a terrible waste of our energy. Worry is like reading a book and finding yourself concerned for what will happen in the book. Worry is always after the fact or before the fact, times when we can to nothing. You never worry about the present, there is no time, you are to busy in the present to allow worry to enter your life. I suggest that you try to break the terrble habit of worry, I have been working on this for a couple of years and finally have gotten to the point where as soon as I feel a worry coming on I give it to my higher power, I have dropped such things as could have, should have, why didn't I do, and given myself MBO, Most benevolent outcome as a matra for things out of my control, which happens to be most of life. Blessings
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@GardenGerty (97870)
• United States
6 Aug 11
There is a difference between worrying, praying, and planning. Praying and Planning both can have positive outcomes, but as you say, worry just robs us of time, power, and peace of mind. Whenever possible, if I am worrying I try to either plan the best options for the situation, or pray for it if it does not lend itself to planning.
8 Aug 11
I try to do the same. There are times when we worry so much that we can't hear the guidance that is all around if would could but listen. We have to switch off the worry-thoughts and concentrate on resolving the problems, step by step. If we look at some situations we become overwhelmed by the enormity of the tasks required to resolve them. Sometimes I find that I could have so many things to worry about that they all cancel each other out in the end. I don't worry at all then, and prefer to float along on a cushion of trust. It makes for a much happier existence!
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• China
7 Aug 11
I think we worry a lot because we think a lot. Sometimes,worry is not a bad thing. As an old Chinese saying goes,"Survive in Disasters, Perish in Comfort". Worry may help you do some self-examination. So, the key is whether worry can be converted to a higher power or not. Worry without thinking is meaningless. What't more, you may waste a lot of time and feel bad. It's really terrible! So we should do the best we can, the other let the god disposes.
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
7 Aug 11
Wow...I love that! Along with guilt, worry is one of those useless emotions that spoil our present moments with concerns that most of the time never eventuate or are never as bad as we predicted. Worrying is a difficult habit to break and it is wonderful to be able to turn all our preoccupations over. One of my favourite affirmations is: “I release my burdens to the Divine Universe and I go free”. It works, it really does, and all I need is to remember to do it before I eat my heart out with worry!
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@KrauseHome (35026)
• United States
7 Aug 11
Personally I think this is one of the hardest things there is is to not worry. Especially when you might be having Financial problems, Health problems or anything in between. So many times you just end up having High Blood Pressure, headaches, etc. and it is no fun. Finding ways to relax and keep busy to take my mind off these things is not easy. But it is True. When a person learns to Pray to God and Trust him for all that is going on in their life it does make it a lot easier for sure. You can never go wrong and usually even if it is not the way you expected, things do get better in the end.
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8 Aug 11
We are all loved and valued by The Divine! Nobody's worries are unimportant and are looked at with infinite compassion!
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7 Aug 11
I'm trying to learn also not to worry a lot, but maybe this is my nature, like when I need to do something and I'm not sure about the outcome, what I do is I worry until I don't know whats the real outcome, but when that happens I just try to pray and help God for guidance that everything will turn well, but i just hope too that I wont get worried on so many things.
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@louievill (18327)
• Philippines
7 Aug 11
I think worrying is fearing or anticipating something that has not yet happened or occured, it's terrible, it is not only useless most of the time it can even make a person ill or sick
@pahak627 (4198)
• Philippines
6 Aug 11
hi savypat i have been trying to set aside worries but i can't help it but worry. But now, I only worry for a short time. What I did is I accepted the problem and surrendered it to God. Just like what you did too giving your worries to your higher power.
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@thetis74 (1525)
6 Aug 11
You are so right my friend. Worry has become a part of me. ninety percent is worrying about what my children's future will be and if I am doing or will always be doing the right things to raise them well so that they may have a good future. I worry as to how it might affect me if I should find out that they are not happy as grown ups and that I might be responsible because I can't make them happy. I worry that they will not be able to pick a good husband who will do nothing but hurt their feelings. Hah! All those things. I know you are right and that it is never good to keep worrying. All I need is to be positive and just try to do all the best I can for things to there best for my children's future.
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@clocks123 (1228)
• United States
6 Aug 11
i think it is human nature to worry. it is something i certainly deal with. whatever happens will happen whether i worry about it or not. i pray and give it to the Lord, but i take it back again and worry.... i just have to keep working on this because it makes my life worse than it is. best to you.
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@inertia4 (27582)
• United States
11 Aug 11
I am just a worry wart. I worry about everything. I cannot hand my worry over to anyone or anything. It is my worry and mine alone. I am also very stressed. I think we all worry, and I also think that when someone says they do not worry, that they really do and just don't say anything. I think that worry is part of human nature.
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
10 Aug 11
Hi savypat, You are doing very well and we can all learn from what you say here. One of my brothers was telling me recently that he had stopped saying such things as, I should have done this, or I shouldn't have done that, and I agree, it's a real waste of energy. Releasing our worries and concerns to a higher power and using the manta, most benevolent outcome will help anyone willing to try it. I also try what I call going into the silence, my often feeble attempt at meditation. I think that your suggested manta would work very well there as well. Blessings.
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