Worry is an Act of Disbelief
Published by Rachelle Disbennett-Lee
Thursday, November 1, 2001
When we worry, we are telling ourselves
that something is not going to work, something bad is going
to happen, or that we are out of control. Worry is about
not believing that we can do anything about the situation.
We are victims of approaching circumstance.
Often we cannot control what is going on
around us. What we can control is the way we react to what
is happening around us. This doesn't mean that we should
not be concerned, or sad, or even angry. Those emotions
are real and as humans unavoidable. But worry doesn't support
us in any positive way. Worry isn't a real emotion; it is
a manufactured emotion. Worry keeps us from feeling our
true emotions such as grief, sadness and disappointment.
Stop worrying and start feeling. If you
feel like being sad, concerned, or even disappointed, then
go ahead. Let yourself feel deeply what is happening in
your life. The deeper you feel the sadness the deeper you
will feel the happiness. As humans we were created to feel
and our feelings are what make us so uniquely human. To
deny our feelings is to deny ourselves one of the greatest
pleasures of being human.
Worry is not an emotion. It is created by
the mind and keeps us in turmoil. Letting go of worry frees
us to feel what is real. Worry can keep us from feeling
freely which may be the reason we choose to worry.
Are you getting a benefit out of worry?
Daily Success Formula
Worry + Inaction = Numbing
"Some people think they are concentrating
when they're merely worrying." Bobby Jones
"Overcoming fear and worry can be accomplished
by living a day at a time or even a moment at a time. Your
worries will be cut down to nothing." Robert Anthony
"Do not anticipate trouble, or worry
about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight."