At any moment you can shift your state of being. At any moment you can let go and be free and feel joy and come alive
The thing you can do is to be present. If you are being present you are missing nothing.
When your mind is distracted by worry, there is an absence…the absence is you.
Worry is simply a symptom of not being fully present, because when you are fully present all of that worry ceases. In part because when you are present, anything and everything you need is accessible to you. Your creativity is accessible to you.
Only the relaxed mind can be a creative mind, a peaceful mind.
So use the worry as an opportunity to awaken you to the moment. Worry is just an indicator of your absence, your distraction.
Further, it is an absorption in the maya, in illusion.
Because if we really look at it, worry is an emotion – an energy. Energy is mutable. so at any moment you can wake up, be aware of that energy and transmute it. How do you transmute it? By observing it. When we observe anything it is transformed.
That’s all the effort it takes, the observing.
Observe it without judgement, without analyzing, without commentary and the worry will transform itself.
What is the opposite of worry? It is to be at peace, which is your natural state of being. Your natural state is to be calm, to be at ease. Worry is the by-product of a restless mind. Relax the mind and the worry ceases.
This is the truth. Your body already knows this. This is why already you feel calm. You know intuitively that you have the ability to do this..the ability to discern the truth.
So allow the transient to be transient. Don’t allow it to be solid. Don’t give energy to phenomenon that rises and dissolves. When you give it energy, you give it solidity and validity.
This comes as a result of your wanting to manipulate your experience, to control your experience. Worry is a habit that arises from the ego wanting to control your experience…to change it.
Worry, anxiety, depression, all that these things do is distract you from the present moment. They deplete your energy. This disconnects you from the source, from your true Self. This inhibits you from responding skillfully and authentically.
Because from that place you are only reactive, not responsive.
At any moment you can shift your state of being. At any moment you can completely let go of that worry and be free and feel joy and come alive.