Has worrying been helpful to you

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Every day we encounter an unlimited amount of things that we decide significant enough to spend some time worrying about. Your health, other people’s health, job, other people’s jobs, future, and other people’s future. Where will you be in your life without your worries?

If you enjoy watching TV, following local, national, and international news, including social media, you will promote more fear and trigger even more worries.

You know very well that worries are essential, valuable, trustworthy, and always accurate. When you worry, you know that something terrible could happen, and it must be prevented from happening.

The worries that you encounter, you must pay attention to them. Whatever concern appears in your mind, It doesn’t matter if you can do something or nothing about it; you need to listen to it. You have to focus on all worries because they will lead you eventually to the road of inner peace. Worrying reduces your stress and increases your well-being.

The most crucial fact about worries is that the more based your actions on them, the more you get rid of them. The more you work with following your fears, then you will eventually get rid of them for good.

Being worry-free will give you a stress-free life. The word worry will not be a part of your life anymore. I know a lot of people that agree with these statements. They all have experienced this and can testify about their transformation. They all say that they have to remove fear from their minds, and everything is going according to their expectations.

Finally, all that hard work of taking care of their worries has paid off. If you also keep at it, you will experience this fantastic result. You will be able to experience life with total ease.

Sadly I know that there are people out there that disagree with what I’m describing. They’re many behaviors and happiness experts that state that worrying doesn’t work.

There is this little book by Roger Hargreaves that shines a light on this opposite perspective about worry. In this book, he explains how it is not possible to get rid of worry. The book is called Mr. Worry. I’m going to tell you a little about the story from this book, so you can decide whether you agree or not.

Mr. Worry worries about everything. If it rains, he worries about his roof leaking, but he worries that his plants will die if it doesn’t rain. When he goes shopping, he worries that the shops will close before he gets there. When he shops, then he worries about spending money. One day, he meets a wizard that offers to help him. The wizard asked him to write a list of all his worries and promised him that none of the things from the list would happen to Mr. Worry. The wizard grants the wish, and the promise comes true.

After being liberated from his worries, Mr. Worry smiles for the first time in a long time! BUT the story doesn’t end there. Can you guess what happened? Eventually, Mr. Worry starts worrying because he has nothing to worry about!

Just in case that worry is not working in your life, consider your options. You can continue focusing on them and see if they eventually pay off, or you can see if you can find a wizard with better powers than the one that tries to help Mr. Worry, or you can see if you can find healthier ways to cope with your worry.

One quote

“If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it’s not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.”

Dalai Lama

One question

How many of your frequent worries are not fixable?

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