'Worry' Chapter

Worry

Worry is worthless. Worse than worthless, it’s damaging. Concern plays a part in decision making, not worry. Worry just cripples it. The mind is tremendous. Life is a state of mind, and your focus will shape your whole reality. Don’t worry about being, just be. When you speak just speak. When you act just act, and just be.

“There is a great difference between worry and concern. A worried person sees a problem, and a concerned person solves a problem.” Harold Stephens

“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.” Leo F. Buscaglia (American guru, tireless advocate of the power of love, 1924-1998)

“If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It’s the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep.” Dale Carnegie (American lecturer, author, 1888-1955)

Habit of Worry

If a person is a worrier, though it’s seen as neurotic, it’s also sort of respected. Supposedly it’s the way to be deeply concerned about people and things. This isn’t in any way true, yet people treat it like a… Seek More

People Are

Aren’t people basically just selfish, and talking about all this stuff a bit of a waste of time? Hmm, my son has a strange habit. When I take him out to eat he will order something he wants, then he… Seek More

Horse Sense

Someone said to me the other day that they ‘reason’ their way out of worry. Do you think that can work? Reasoning your way out of worry? No. Worry patterns are habits of thought, and a logical process can seem… Seek More

Adapting and Learning

We can adapt and we can prevent ourselves from acting on our own natures, thus making us fail to adapt. When you are doing things you’re not sure of, don’t just do something, sit there. If you are worrying, don’t… Seek More

Thought is Energy

Why does stress affect us so physically? You feel tense and out of breath. What is triggering that? There isn’t mind and body, there is only mind. The cardiac nerve plexus is a primal brain, as is the enteric nerve… Seek More

Defeat in Worry

Worry is a very common mental habit, but it doesn’t add one bit to our effectiveness in dealing with things. We are encouraged to worry by social reinforcement. It’s supposedly how we show interest and investment in things, that we… Seek More

Conquer Worry

What if we seek comfort from food or substance as a way of dealing with worry, even though we know we shouldn’t? That is a mixed worry response. Your instincts are still in a sense good, but we sit and… Seek More

Way Out

In truth, there is no such thing as ‘no way out’. In Taoism they compare any situation to a storm. The storm is far more powerful than any human being. If it can’t persist then how can any block be… Seek More