Are you a worrier like me? If so, then you know how worries can consume you, make you fearful and keep you from sleep. It doesn’t matter if you fear a house fire, a flood, a tornado, a plane crash, a deadly disease, losing a loved one; it’s all in the same bucket of fear and worry.
It can take over our minds to the point where all we do is worry. Someone a lot smarter than me once said that worry is like rocking in a rocking chair. Oh sure, you’re doing something, but you’re getting nowhere.
I have taken enough metaphysical courses to learn how to calm myself, force worry out of my thoughts, be positive and see the good in all situations. But when I give in to worry, it takes over like *kudzu in the south.
I realize that my cosmic reserves are already down; losing both parents in two years and coming to terms with that, and now breast surgery next week. I have let myself worry about my husband, my step-daughters and their husbands and children, my friends, our cats, the strays we feed and shelter, and so on.
But here’s the thing: statistically, most of our worries will not come true. Isn’t that a hoot? All that time and angst wasted on what might happen, but probably will not happen. I know that one of the best cures for worry is having some good plans in place just in case. A few posts back, I mentioned having a plan in place for pets—-just in case we do not outlive them. It’s the same idea as having an emergency kit in your vehicle—just in case. You may never need it, but you have it just the same.
So, all that being said, I am doing my best to riffle through the worst things I can think of that could happen, then immediately dial them down because in all probability, they will not happen. I also believe in negative and positive energy; you can let the negative energy into your head and be worried all the time. Or you can choose to attract the positive energy and be prepared but NOT scared.
Even to a veteran worrier like me, the statistics are comforting.
*From Wikipedia: “Kudzu (/ˈkʊdzuː/; also called Japanese arrowroot) is a group of plants in the genus Pueraria, in the pea family Fabaceae, subfamily Faboideae. They are climbing, coiling, and trailing perennial vines native to much of eastern Asia, Southeast Asia, and some Pacific islands. The name is derived from the Japanese name for the plants.Where these plants are naturalized, they can be invasive and are considered noxious weeds. The plant climbs over trees or shrubs and grows so rapidly that it kills them by heavy shading.The plant is edible, but often sprayed with herbicides.”