Thought For Today

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Thought for Today: Give up the Habit of Worrying

Give Up the Habit of Worrying
"As we grow in strength in our spiritual life, we give up the habit of worrying. It serves no purpose other than to make us feel tense and miserable. When I stop fretting about things that are beyond my control and focus instead on generating optimistic and kind thoughts, my life can begin to flow in ever more positive directions. Such a light and easy approach to life enables me to take everything in my stride."
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Boy does this ever hit home today. I stayed up late as I wasn't tired, I couldn't sleep very well once I did get to bed, I've been up twice, and the third time decided to stay up. I go to my e-mail and synchronicity: this is the thought for today! You see I'm still dealing with the results from that broken hand since March 15th. The bones have healed and I have all but one motion back; and I am very grateful for that. Unfortunately, without that one motion, I can't open doors, take off jar lids, type easily, pick up anything heavy etc... Annoying and problematic at work but minor in comparison to what others deal with on a daily basis. Today I go at 11:15 am EST and have a bone chip removed from my hand and other repairs to the damage done by may fall. I didn't think I was worried as I'm actually excited that I'm having it done. Even if it's never 100%, at least he says I'll be able to open doors and pick up a cup of coffee with that hand again. When I was leaving work and saying good bye to everyone yesterday, they were all mystified that I was actually excited about having the surgery today. (Just a friendly reminder; ... don't walk two dogs at once {smiles}. Or at least don't walk two dogs at once and then proceed to trip over the littlest dog.... And for those who don't know, the Dogs are OK and were unharmed.... there walking buddy on the other hand, not so lucky...)

I truly thought I wasn't worried. And still don't feel it, yet my inability to sleep, tells a different story. Our subconscious is so powerful. It can distract us and keep us from living the life we are meant to live. Worry, fear, doubts (subconsciously) work behind the scenes almost undetectable, until it creates a mishap, a malfunction, sudden amnesia on the stage of life.

As I'm playing my part on this stage called life, the Director allows us to have free will to play our part. However, He is always there with a queue, guiding us back to the script if we get too far off track. Through life there are various spot lights that shine when we're the center of the play, on track, doing, saying feeling the part with such accuracy we get our very own Light. We are on track, in the Light, filled with self confidence, motivation, Joy, Love and Creativity.... The play of life is Blissful and we are doing the right things, following the Voice inside, listening to the Guiding Spirit of Life.... Then there are times when a "prop" doesn't work, or an entrance is blown, the lights flicker, we trip and fall, stumble over our lines, and sometimes we even forget our lines and slip off into the shadows to hide. Ego, fear and worry distract us from our part, they enter in and keep us from moving forward in the rest of our play.

The proverbial: what if's; did I's; am I's; I'm not good enough's; should I's; could I's; I can't.... worry, self doubts and fear enter... The play of life seems to stop as we allow these things to take over our being, our purpose, our thoughts, and even our life. They can be catastrophic and consume us if we let them... We can get stuck in the darkness of the shadows of this stage(life). We get overwhelmed and can't move, can't speak, can't get on with the Joy of living in the Lighted part of the stage.... The darkness seems so strong, so powerful, how can we ever find the joy to life again... These feelings, events, illnesses, losses, etc... in our life are not lost on the Director. He's been there all along above the stage, watching, standing there with his Light waiting for us to notice it again, see it's Guiding rays and move out of the dark shadows where we've put ourselves.
We've been given free will on this stage of life and we can choose how we act. We can choose the path we take, we can stay in the shadows of life, live in the darkness of worry, fear, self doubt, hate, loneliness, without light, without hope, we can choose to only see the darkness. However, The Director always wants to bring us back to the stage, back to the Light, back to Hope, back to Love, back to Healing of mind, body and soul. The Light is always there, shining for us with Love and Guidance encouraging us to continue when we think we cannot. Feeding us with knowledge and courage to stand again, live again, love again, even through the darkest part of our life, the Master Director is there. When we are at our lowest and darkest place; where life seems hopeless, unfair, full of despair, loneliness, fear and worry,... that Light Shines, bringing other actors to the stage, to lift us, guide us from the darkness back into the Light. Worry lessens and Faith and Hope returns as we step back to take our place on the stage of Life.

We can control worry, fear, anxieties, etc... if we follow our True Heart, Follow the Light that Guides us.... Focus on others and the self will follow. My trials and troubles are all manageable if I just follow that Light Shinning inside my Spirit. It's always there, it's always been there, and it will always be there... I just have to open my heart and let it in.
May the Director Guide your steps today, may actors on your stage comfort you and bring you to the Light . May worries give way to Hope, may fears give way to Love, and may darkness give way to Light. Blessings to you and yours always. The Director didn't bring you too it if he wasn't going to get you through it. Trust in the Light and your stage will be illuminated even when you feel you can't....

Peace, Hope, Guidance, Love and Light be yours today and always.
Love and Light,
Nina P