“Worry is spiritual short sight. Its cure is intelligent faith.” ~Paul Brunton

November 30th, 2010

What if our worries, though appearing real, are unfounded?  What if we could glimpse a mile or two into the future and find that all turned out better than we expected?  Indeed, it most often does.  According to Dale Carnegie, “By the law of averages, it won’t happen.”  Yet we hang on to the assumption that this time will be different, this time the worst will happen.  When worries mount, when deadlines loom, when we’ve taken on more than we think we can handle, we lose precious sleep and compromise our health which compounds the problem.

*Rest for our minds is like a refreshing bath for a weary body.*

Let’s choose the other more probable outcome – that all will fall perfectly into place.  Doesn’t that belief feel so much better? 

Whenever you find yourself knee-deep (don’t let it get shoulder-deep) in worry, stop.  Notice without judgement or blame.  And choose trust, choose relaxation, choose faith in yourself or in a higher power, and allow that sensation.  

Letting go and trusting is scary.  It feels like we’re falling, but instead we are lifted and carried, baggage and all!

Worry is easy, habitual.  We clutch and cling to some false “knowing” that we can somehow control the outcome with our increasing anxiety.

Let us, instead, float on faith and let go of that which we cannot control.  Let go and let flow.  Surrender to slumber.  Ride the rhythm.  Tap into the pulse of the present.  Again, and again.  Now, and now.  All we know is now…and the law of averages.

2 Responses to ““Worry is spiritual short sight. Its cure is intelligent faith.” ~Paul Brunton”

  1. Ust. Sarip Indonesia on December 9, 2010 10:16 am

    Fear (worry) comes from you yourself..fear to come due to weakness that you’ve created within yourself.

    Fear of Worry is not meant to be feared but must be face with faith and beliefs. It is allowed if you only be fearful with the God.

    That is the destiny when you yourself are destroyed due to the fear (WORRY) factor

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