What if worry were optional?
What if the remedy for worrying isn’t to reduce the number of things we have to worry about but to see that everything we worry about is ephemeral*? As we come to really see this, we see that even worry is nothing to worry about. ♥
None of this is intended to disparage or trivialize your worries. They feel real until they don’t. And I invite you, when you can, to keep playing with the possibility that when we worry, we are responding to our own thoughts and not to the circumstances we think are a problem. It’s not something to take on faith or get intellectually; it’s an insight that arises from observation and wonder.
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*A friend suggested it might be helpful to share the definition of ephemeral, so here goes. This is from Uncle Google.
1.lasting for a very short time.“fashions are ephemeral”
synonyms: transitory, transient, fleeting, passing, short-lived, momentary, brief, short; More antonyms: permanent
(chiefly of plants) having a very short life cycle.
1.an ephemeral plant.