Worry: How much is created by thought, fear, anxiety or self image?

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Long ago when we were hunter gatherers, our defense mechanism was faced with real life and death situations. An angry mother grizzly with her cub that thinks her space has been invaded, poses an immediate lethal threat.
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In today’s society, angry mother bears are scarce but our nervous systems have learned to spot delusional danger. Triggers from my abusive childhood pose no real danger to me now!
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PTSD scares us with cortisol and adrenaline secretions along with other physical reactions released by an association from past trauma. It could be the smell of diesel fuel, the backfiring of a truck, the helpless feeling of being in an elevator or the shame of being criticized.
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None of these can ever alter or harm our true self, our core, who we really are. Our self image is complete, full, permanent.
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We just can not see through the fog, our confusion, our fears, our worries.
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Worry: Worry begets more worry, as desire springs forth more desire in the face of supposed satisfaction.
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Worry has little impact on results but huge destruction to our emotional wellbeing.
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Worry is a judgment.
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If it was a positive affirmation or neutral situation worry would not exist.
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Worry disappears when we focus on the breath, let go of thought and enter into this present moment.
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Takes daily practice to train the mind to accept, to let go, to be free and empty.
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