Yesterday I saw a flow chart on the internet.

worries

 

Worry is defined as a state of anxiety or unease. What is more concerning than the definition of the word would be what worry does. “Chronic worrying affects your daily life so much that it interferes with your appetite, lifestyle habits, relationships, sleep, and job performance. Many people who worry excessively are so anxiety-ridden that they seek relief in harmful lifestyle habits such as overeating, cigarette smoking, or using alcohol and drugs.” — http://www.webmd.com

Anxiety is common and nothing to be ashamed of. Depending on what is going on in your life you may be experiencing more or less anxiety, but it helps to get a could perspective on it, through (drum roll please) the flow chart.

What is going on? Can you do something about this?  Yes? Well then no worries.  No? Well then no worries? Almost every major religion deals with worry through surrendering the anxiety to the higher power.

There was a song in 1988 titled “Don’t Worry be Happy” the song was light simple and fun. The song was written and performed by Bobby Mcferrin and despite rumors and urban legend the performer is not the victim of suicide he is alive well and performing.  The song is definitely an act in denial however it does help sometimes, when our worry seems to be so strong to exercise this extreme denial, dial it back a little gain some perspective and see life and situations for what they really are.

I hope that, if you are experiencing worry you have the ability to pull back. If it helps use the flow chart. By stepping back and gaining perspective one cannot help but realize that life is a gift, and not a right. You are given this gift by your parents. Now I realize that many believe the opposite that life is a right, but I ask you this which attitude is better one of self entitlement or a gracious thankful one?

peace

john3c

 

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