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Worry Quote

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“Worry is a misuse of imagination.”

Dan Zadra

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My two cents: Worry can occupy all our senses, rob of us of a chance to live fully.

Worry or not, we die same day, same hour.

Worry has little benefit then!

We can train the mind to let most worry go.

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Another look at Worry


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Worry seems to have its own engine, a way of entering our consciousness without an invitation. It seems to be one of the function of our mind, everyone has worried, some incessantly.


When we worry the mind is engaged cognitively in the past and future, it’s speed increases. Awareness of reality, of this present moment, disappears when the mind speeds up.


Fear enters our consciousness with the possible consequences of our worry. Mental confusion makes it difficult to move, to take action, to let go of this created problem (Worry).

 

Worry seems to be a battle between the what if’s in life and living freely.  Worry in a way is a prediction of future doom created inside our doubts and fears.

 

So for me, my first task when confronting worry, is to slow my mind. I slow my breath, try to slow my heart and focus intently below the thoughts and emotions.

 

I know when my mind is racing, trouble is coming.


We always have our practice to slow us down and bring us back to now.


Worry does not exist with a mind that is present, empty and focused on the senses.

 

Worry will still visit but the stay will be shorter.
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Worry visits me early Monday morning

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If you suffer from childhood trauma (abuse), worry and fear were daily companions.

 

I have worked and integrated most of my trauma. Worry still shows up to entice me in the morning.

 

 

Past thoughts and feelings of unworthiness, tragedy and anxiety try to gain a foothold.

 

 

Our battle to be free starts at this simple, core level.

 

 

Worry has dominated our early, formative years and seems to hang around looking for a way back in.

 

 

Worry can enter stealthily, powering up before we notice.

 

 

Always, our job is to focus on the breath, while letting go of the thought driving worry.

 

 

Come back to this present moment, empty of thought, focused on what the eyes see.

 


This simple skill can change your life more than any other endeavor.
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Worry, mine started early

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For those of us prone to worry, our choice of thoughts, determines our outcome.

 

 

Worry seems to have its own engine, a way of entering our consciousness without an invitation.

 

 

So I decided to invite my worrier into my mindfulness practice.

 

 

I envision my worrier and my current worries before I Meditate.

 

 

I invite all my worries to express themselves, loudly.

 

 

I observe, feel all the worries then breathe into them.

 

 

Resisting or trying to distract myself from worry failed time after time.

 

 

Embrace worry, feel all of it, then release it.

 

 

Lots of opportunity for practice.
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From “Buddhism Now” blog

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Question: What can I do about doubts? Some days I’m plagued with doubts about the practice or my own progress, or the teacher.

 

 

Answer: Doubting is natural. Everyone starts out with doubts. You can learn a great deal from them.

 

What is important is that you don’t identify with your doubts: that is, don’t get caught up in them.

 

This will spin your mind in endless circles.

 

 

Instead, watch the whole process of doubting, of wondering. See who it is that doubts. See how doubts come and go.

 

 

Then you will no longer be victimised by your doubts.

 

 

You will step outside of them and your mind will be quiet.

 

 

You can see how all things come and go.

 

 

Just let go of what you are attached to.

 

Let go of your doubts and simply watch.

 

 

This is how to end doubting.
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