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Words to inspire the belief that we have all we need to be the change we wish to see.

Tag: Worry

Mary Oliver

Poet Mary Oliver wrote:

I Worried
Mary Oliver

I worried a lot. Will the garden grow, will the rivers
flow in the right direction, will the earth turn
as it was taught, and if not how shall
I correct it?
Was I right, was I wrong, will I be forgiven,
can I do better?
Will I ever be able to sing, even the sparrows
can do it and I am, well,
hopeless.
Is my eyesight fading or am I just imagining it,
am I going to get rheumatism,
lockjaw, dementia?
Finally, I saw that worrying had come to nothing.
And gave it up. And took my old body
and went out into the morning,
and sang.

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There is always something

I realized the other day that there is always something.  Those thoughts we worry about.  It could be a pain in our body.  But we forget about that when there is an issue at work.  And then that gets an override from something our child is going through.  Next it could be our parents or spouse, a fallout with a friend, or an unplanned payment on a house or car.  In the end, all the worry we put into each issue just gets washed away without accomplishing anything.  The issue is often still there but we have moved on from it.  And the energy we invested was wasted. Continue reading

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