Worry is mental chaos and feels bad. – The Little Book of Letting Go; Hugh Prather
The simplicity of this quote and it’s realness is what stood out to me. Worrying is a mental chaos that tends to make anyone feel bad that is in this constant state of mind. Letting go of worry is the next step to clearing your mind and embracing a rich life.
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Letting Go of Worry
I noticed that I spend more time than I would like worrying about things that I am unable to change. Regardless of my resistance, I am forced to go with the flow while my thoughts remain in distress. In the end, I used up more energy trying to go against something that was going to happen whether I resisted or not.
So wouldn’t it be nice to let go of distressing thoughts, resistance, and trust the universe? Don’t get me wrong, shifting thoughts into a new direction does seem a little impossible but I know that isn’t true. If you are committed to letting go of worry, the time that it took for you to do so will be a distant memory before you know it.
Steps To Letting Go of Worry
I’ve been reading about letting go of worry via The Little Book of Letting Go by Hugh Prathers (link). He talks about how worrying is a way for our ego to create more separation between ourselves and others. To let go of distressing thoughts we must connect ourselves and come from a place of mental wholeness.
Here are some steps that you can take when you find yourself worrying:
1. Identify the distressing thought
2. Interrupt this thought
3. And think of anything with love in it
You can think of anything that makes you feel love but if you are able to hold only love for the situation that is causing you to worry that is even better. It’s okay if you can’t but practice always makes perfect and once you read this the practice will begin. Once you’ve taken something in you become mindfully aware of our to exercise the idea.
Remember that your goal is to obtain a true rich life and nothing that your ego has in store is more important than you accomplishing this.
How does worrying effect you and your daily life? What are some ways that you try to redirect your thoughts? Let me know in the comments below.
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