Worrying & letting go

Something inspirational:

“Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all. Be patient and tough; one day this pain will be useful to you.”


7 Jun, 2014

8 thoughts on “Worrying & letting go

  1. I’ve come to like the expression “Let go or be dragged!’ which I believe I heard from AA.

    I’ve spent most of my life not being able to let things go, so it’s kind of a foreign concept to me. It is kind of strange that lately for some reason I haven’t been worrying about things quite as much and I feel so much more peaceful.

    I’m guessing it has a lot to do with me watching my friend worrying himself sick over the stupidest things! I had to really let go with him, because he seemed bound and determined to do things his own way even when it was detrimental to his health and/or sanity.

    Serenity isn’t a feeling I have a lot of experience with, so it may take a while to get used to!

    1. Thanks Randy. That’s great! Yes you’re right, when we watch other people struggle, we will also struggle watching them, in the same way we become negative around negative people.

      As you have found out Randy, sometimes we either have to have or say or walk away. I believe we must always learn to worry less and let go of the circumstances we have no control over.

    1. Thanks Tim. You’re right I am sure everybody will worry about something. What we portray on the outside unfortunately isn’t what we feel on the inside.

      Inevitably we carry a lot more worry than we should.

  2. I’d agree that we must try to be resilient to it, but I’m not sure anyone truly gives up worrying.

    1. I think it’s easy to get into a pattern where we constantly worry, you’re right about that but believe and have gone through the transition myself, where being pro-active and incorporating certain beliefs have allowed me to limit the amount of worry I carry.

      I tend to work on the philosophy that what I have within my control I will deal with and what isn’t within my control I will let go of and that works for me. There would be no point in me worrying over something I cannot change.

      In our lifetime, we will all deal with things differently and must find what works for us, so that we try to at least limit the amount of worry we carry.

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