Sunday, October 02, 2011
"Worrying is like a rocking chair,
it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere."
The graphic image above has been floating around on Facebook recently,
and I just had to share it with you as a follow-up on last week's
article. I love how all paths lead to "Then don't worry." Here are some
statistics about Worry for you from the Web. When it comes to worry, studies have shown that:
*40% of what we worry about never happens Ã¢?? so in essence we are wasting our time by worrying.
*30% of what we worry about has already happened. Learn to Ã¢??let goÃ¢?Â and forgive yourself and others.
*12% are needless worries, such as what someone else thinks about us.
*10% are petty and unimportant such as we worry about whatÃ¢??s for
dinner, we worry about being late, we worry about what to wear.
*8% of what we worry about actually happens. Of this percentage:
*4% of our worries that happen are beyond our control. These
worries may include our health, the death of a loved one or an impending
natural disaster. Often times the reality of these events are more
bearable than the worry.
*4% of what we worry about we have some if not all control over
the results and are the consequences of our actions or inaction on the
problems and challenges we face.
Worry is engaging in chains of thoughts and images of a negative and
uncontrollable nature in which mental attempts are made to avoid
anticipated potential threats. It is a preoccupation with past or future
bad events. It makes you feel as if you were reliving a past event or
living out a future one, and you cannot seem to stop those thoughts from
Worry encompasses depression, hate, obsession, anxiety
and self-protection. Worry is the attitude that affects the function of
the Spleen, Stomach, and Skin Surface. It inhibits our ability to obtain
sustenance. It is associated with an addiction to sweets.
The opposite of worry is Happiness, the feeling of
security in our capacity to be nourished and loved, a confidence in our
ability to be sustained in our life. Sustained body, mind and spirit.
To balance worry, HOLD the THUMB for about 5 minutes or
until you can feel a gentle rhythmic pulsing. Even and clear. Breath
easily. Relax the shoulders and smile from the very heart of you.
As you hold the THUMB, all worries begin to melt away,
daily fatigue is unloaded, digestive discomfort, bloating and weight
problems are released and you facilitate the flow of life energy
throughout the body. Headaches are relieved by holding the THUMB as well
as stress in the shoulders and lungs. Smile. De-stress. Have a great
"I vow to let go of all worries and anxiety in order to be light and free."
~Thich Nhat Hanh