Pack Up Your Worries: More Thoughts on Lesson Three



There is an old World War I song that goes like this:

What’s the use of worrying? It never was worthwhile, so

Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag and smile, smile, smile.

I know this little dittie may seem simplistic, but there is something to it.  Worrying NEVER was or is worthwhile.  Taking action does something.  Worrying does nothing. 

How are you doing on the worry front?  I picked this lesson and, almost as soon as it was posted, I was put to the test when some serious issues came to light.  I told you that I am practicing these lessons right along with you, so life is giving me some pretty big opportunities to test myself.  I am currently a fan of the concept of putting worries into a time frame.  The clock is ticking, but I am tucking them away until the allotted time.  Mind you, this does not mean I don’t take action.  Worry and action are not synonyms.

I hope that the suggestions in the introduction to worrying post are helpful.  Please remember that wherever we are on one of the 52 weekly lessons , we must always go back to lesson number one, to love ourselves unconditionally and no matter what.  Our mantra is “I love myself completely NOW,” even if I spent an entire day tense and worried.  We just go from wherever we are.  Love is smiling on us and encircling us, whether we know it consciously or not.

We are all butterflies soaring toward the light — even as the light is soaring inside already.  Sometimes we just forgot it is there!  And you don’t have to feel you are soaring alone.  You never are. 

If I can help, let me know!

With love and namaste, Deanne

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Published January, 2013 by Deanne Mincer




About deannemincer

Deanne Mincer has been a long time student of religious and spiritual studies. For many years, she was a practitioner of yoga and in the late 1980's she was drawn to share her enthusiasm by becoming a yoga teacher. Her certification, from the Himalayan Institute, was a comprehensive two year program including the study of anatomy, diet, nutrition, Ayurvedic medical practices, the methods of teaching hatha yoga, the science of breath and the study of raja (the royal path of yoga) philosophy. She has taught yoga, meditation, and spiritual classes for more than twenty years. In the mid 1990's she became a follower of Siddha Yoga where she experienced a spiritual awakening called shaktipat and her teachings took on a new and freshly informed understanding. As Deanne continued her studies, she learned level one in Reiki and also sutdied with Henry Grayson, Ph.D. where she refined her work with muscle testing and the complex of energy healing methods Dr. Grayson has developed for use with his patients. Dr. Grayson's work is illuminated in his books, Mindful Loving and Use Your Body to Heal Your Mind. Deanne teaches group and private classes in yoga as well as stress reduction programs and meditation in many forms (sitting, walking, whirling, meditation in action, and "sleeping" meditation called yoga nidra). She has developed methods of using yoga in treating those with life threatening diseases as in the programs she designed for Gilda's Club and Friends in Deed in New York City. She was a consulting producer on an alternative health program for CNBC's Alive and Wellness, and she has demonstrated yoga on network television. Deanne created the audio DC, Inner Light Yoga with Deanne Mincer and she has spoken widely and demonstrated meditation in many venues. Deanne is an enthusiastic and joyful teacher. She is known for the keen interest she takes in her students' physical and spiritual development. She stresses that each student should work at their own pace in a non-competitive and caring environment. You can read some of the comments her students have shared in the Tesimonials Section of this site. Her teaching is grounded in her own steadfast spiritual awareness - that each of us is a being of eternal light and love and that we can all come to knowing this truth for ourselves. She is eager to help guide you on this joyful path of body, mind, breath and spirit.

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