Life is precious, don’t you agree? Even if we went no further than our solar system, we could see how Earth’s humans are something special. Too many of us have no idea what to make of this life, and never stop long enough to find out what this precious life is all about. We make our daily decisions based on what we see and hear around us. The sad part of this is that most of our beliefs come from TV, media, commercialism and the like. So we end up with going down the same path as people around us, spending a lot of time with the worry that we’ll be left behind if we don’t keep up. We believe our survival and happiness depend on it.
What if I told you there was no need to worry. Worry can be an addiction. We worry because we think it will help our situation; perhaps the more we worry the more important the situation we worry about is to us. Worry is an unproductive waste of time and energy. It takes up the “space” we can be using for other thoughts. So is conflict. At first conflict points to where a new action needs to be taken. Then it can be a good thing. However, long term conflicts are just a waste of energy.
Each of us is in a position to do something for our communities, our families and the world around us that no one else can do. What if we let go of these unproductive energies of worry and conflict and find a way to tap into the strengths that are in each one of us. Get acquainted with the feeling, practice focusing on it and trust that this is who you really are. Before you know it, new thoughts and ideas will lead you to using your time and energy productively leading you to a better health, joy and happiness.