- worry defined
- how to cease worrying
Worry is simply an undisciplined thought process. When thoughts had become undisciplined in enough people, when ‘how to’ control thinking had been neglected to be taught in enough people, there was a cause for a new term to be invented. A new word, and a new concept, to make believe we all new everything about what was going on, and “worry” was born.
All it is, is a thought that is recurring.
To cease worrying, it is important to:
a) discern between a concern and ‘worry’. Begin to recognise when a thought, is also a ‘concern’. A thought is still a thought no matter how it causes you to feel, or what messages it brings you, ie happy thought, pleasant thought, troublesome thought.
A ‘concerning’ thought = a thought that requires an action that may be unpleasant, or that may have an unpleasant consequence if the action is not carried out. Or a thought that does not feel good, whether you know why that is, or not yet. (How to analyse feelings to bring forth thoughts, to lead to actions, which serve to remove a troublesome feeling, will be covered in a later post.)
b) Consult your thoughts in time of your choosing. Just deciding to do this kickstarts your subconscious and makes the Universe aware of your intent. Set aside a time each day for ‘careful contemplative thinking time’. I tend to do this in the morning, consulting with myself the actions of the day ahead, and asking if there is anything that needs to be brought to my attention. It speeds up and changes as you get more proficient in it, and are then able to concurrently manage – or read – feelings, til they themselves give you a thought, allowing them to disappear.
I allow time again later in the evening, when I hold a space for aspects of my Self to assess the day, and ask again if there is anything that needs to be brought to my attention. Rest assured that you will know, what it is that you need to know, when you are able to hold a thoughtless space. There is nothing that is going to jump up and get you unawares;))
c) eliminate the word ‘ worry’ from your vocabulary, your knowledge is greater now. When you are able to control your thoughts, it is very easy to stop worrying as there just is no place for it. There simply is no context for it. It becomes a completely ridiculous and pointless activity. A self defeating ignorant concept.(ignorance;without knowledge)
d) recognize that you need to start the process of this Self Mastery of thought control, and consultation/asking yourself within, for it to begin to work. It does not show itself to you before, there is nothing holding up a sign or waving at you to begin.;) It takes an act of your Self to want to start, and I assure you it is waiting for it to happen, and will meet you in your efforts! : ) Baby steps to begin with, is the sure way of success!
e) during time for contemplative thinking time, i) allow for thoughts to present themselves, ii)consciously decide what action you will take on this thought iii) drop it/let it go/move to the next thought/ask for the next thought, that is the next most important thought to come to you. In the beginning you may feel like someone pretending to conduct an orchestra for the first time, but it will all fall into place. It is your holding of the intent, and the knowing, that it’s going to work, that will make it work.
Recognize that thought control takes time. It takes practise at getting to know your Self and your individual abilities and ways of working. It takes a usage of the word ‘faith’ in it’s truest sense; a knowing that something will occur….and it will : )
How many songs are there??
“Don’t worry be happy” ” Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag and smile, smile, smile…”
Certainly happiness is a choice. To stop the invention concept called ‘worrying’ is also only a choice! To your self mastery..!!