“Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles. It takes away today’s peace.” 

From tinybuddha.com 

The pure logic of this quote is unmistakable. It takes no time at all to think up & feel scenarios where worrying just feels bad. If worry feels bad, it must be a bad thing. Yes, I need to acknowledge the reason or subject of the worry, and then decide what action to take on it, but just worrying serves no purpose or resolution.

It may be an extreme example, but right now I am feeling my way through the reality that two of my family members have cancer and it’s a frightening prognosis for them both. My whole family is waiting for what’s next and it is easy to dwell on the sadness that will come. It feels weird and there’s a little guilt in being pragmatic about the outcome. How does feeling sad about what’s coming change the outcome? Well, I really don’t know, to be honest. I’m pretty sure, I’ll be sad then too. I have no control over the outcome. I don’t even have a say in how much time I can spend with these loved ones, as they are in the driver seat about that. I’m respecting their requests, because I know this isn’t about my experience, it’s about theirs. 

The law of attraction tells us to focus on the positive, if we with to attract more positive. Focus on the moments of peace I experience every day and when challenges come, there will also be strength from all my peacefulness to balance it out. So, why worry about how I’ll feel in the future?  It makes sense and if a much better feeling to focus on my current happinesses. 

What does this quote mean to you?

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