Mountains: Combating worry

Haitian mountains 5-19-14

I was sipping a nice glass of wine on my porch, trying desperately to relax from some stressful times when, of course, thoughts came flocking to me as if I were a magnet for them despite my fierce attempts to keep them away. Life, what a fragile gift. In just a moment things can appear or go away. There are so many books and columns written about this very concept.

So many people have already attempted to teach us how to enjoy life and to keep away worry due to its fracturable nature. If I were to just take a sliver of this mega-self-help subject, I would ruminate the very thought of considering what matters. There are so many things we “make” matter in our lives! Think about it. It’s one thing to have “real things” matter, and another to “make” things matter. That’s when worry comes into play. As I sat in the warm bubbly water, inhaling slowly the wonderful aroma of my new fragrance designed to promote sleep and relaxation, I thought about ways to eliminate worry from my evening.

I tried to oust worry altogether, but realized very quickly that it was a journey and that I had to take the first step toward it.

Yes, just for that evening. I tried to oust worry altogether, but realized very quickly that it was a journey and that I had to take the first step toward it. Gradually, I will get better at it as I advance on the path, but since it is a continuum and you have to keep sharpening your “traveling skills” as you go. It becomes easier to tread and you grow more proficient in the way you handle the whole thing. Worry is to me one of human kind’s biggest enemy. It has nothing good associated with it nor has any use. Negative all the way. This is a plague so big, you have to kill it one moment at a time! I liken it to the “moving a mountain one teaspoon at a time” concept.

There is always something to worry about. It is up to us to discern between what matters and what does not in order for us to distinguish what I would call the “legitimate worries”. Being able to master that, my friend, is the trillion-dollar lifestyle! In the mean time, since I am in the learning stage, I am concentrating on learning how to pick up “the spoon”. Can’t wait for digging into the “mountain” phase to start. I am looking forward to it eagerly and have the conviction that rewards (however small they can be) will find their way to me. That alone is driving!

Let’s keep the, Faith!

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