Frustrating isn’t it?
You don’t know why you can’t take a pause and let go of worries.
You mull over thoughts, ponder over ideas, beat a problem to death, only to find out you
gained nothing, absolutely nothing.
You decided to stop worrying and think no thoughts.
First, it works and what next? The thoughts are back again.
You’re afraid of losing the past while the future overwhelms you.
Now you’re thinking about what to get done, next you’re feeling sorry about an event in the past. And the thoughts keep coming.
You can’t rest your head at night, and this is killing you on the inside.
Could there be anything wrong?
I can tell you exactly what’s wrong.
Why You’ll Never Stop Worrying
Could it be possible that everything you’re doing to stop worrying is a waste of time?
We’re not just talking about letting the thoughts go for a while. We’re talking about eliminating worry as a whole.
After all. Why wouldn’t you worry when you’ve got a lot to think about.
But you know what?
It’s mostly a load of crap.
Visualise this image for a while.
A drill drilling into a piece of wood, if you drill half way the board will still hold, if you drill all the way through, the board will hold nothing.
Think of the board as your mind. If you continue digging with the vicious cycle of worry, worry, and more worry you reach a point where the mind cannot hold a positive thought.
And chances are, it might even lead you to become selfish, fault finding, a gossip, spend more time pondering only to find yourself less doing.
The good news.
You can learn how to stop all worries and thoughts at the door of your mind.
But before we begin. Are you willing to change? Give up your old habitual way of thinking? Trust yourself and take a whole new way of dealing with life?
If not, you may as well stop here.
If you’re willing to take a look at your life and make a dramatic change. Then let plunge ahead.
1. Become The Silent Watcher
“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.” -Corrie ten Boom
Start paying attention to everything that’s happening on the inside of you.
Find some time, seat in a quiet place and listen to your thoughts. Don’t judge it, just carefully observe your thought.
It might be happening right inside your mind, or at the centre of your brain, just watch it and say to yourself, I’m aware of what I’m thinking. Keep watching the thought.
Once you go on like this, the thought will immediately disappear. Try this again whenever the thought appears and soon your mind will be awakening and fully engage in the now.
2. Be conscious And Present.
“Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself”- Jesus Christ.
Start becoming aware of everything that’s happening around you. For example: Watch and feel the way your hand scrolls up and down on this post, be present in the moment.
Notice how your body react to things, wash your hand in a bowl of water and feel the reaction of the water.
When thought come, watch it and say to yourself, I’m present, I’m here not in the illusion of the thought.
3. Switch And Enrich Your Thought
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you’re heading- Lao Tzu.
Instead of forcing yourself on stopping a thought, try switching it to a better one.
For example, Poverty for Prosperity· Ignorance for Wisdom· Worry for Peace of Mind· Depression for Joy· Discord for Harmony· Fear of Faith· Failure for Success.
You can enjoy Happiness, Wealth, Power, Joy and Peace of mind simply by disallowing negative thought and replacing them with a positive one.
4. Develop A Right Thinking Habit.
The reason some people can do what others don’t do is the difference in their states of mind.
The key to creating a right thinking habit is to think right continuously.
Right thinking will bring peace to your mind while wrong thinking will create worry. By thought, you can connect to the Universal mind or cut yourself off entirely from the Divine flow.
To create a peaceful environment around you, change your state of mind through right thought.
See that you control them before they control you.
When the people in your life become nicer more loving and more fun to be with. Ask yourself what changed? You did.
Check yourself out. Are you living as an Optimist or a Pessimist?
You should be living in the Optimist column. To do that put everything in this post into use.
Life will get better and better. Every day becomes an adventure rather than a chore. You’ll love who you become.