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