Worrying is using your imagination to create something you don’t want.
Lately my morning routine consists of coffee, cereal, fruit and listening to Abraham. If you’re unfamiliar with the Law of Attraction, Esther Hicks, and Abraham then I highly recommend you read one of their books or listen to some of their recordings. I’ve been aware of them for close to two decades now but despite that I still get a lot of benefit from my daily time with Abraham.
Take the above quote for example, it’s so simple, it’s not a difficult idea to grasp at all. And it makes so much sense. Haven’t we all done that? You fear that something will go wrong, you start thinking about all the ways that it could not go your way and then obsessing about all the little things that might go wrong. Your heart starts to race and you might break out into a sweat just thinking about the terrible consequences. “Oh dear, oh dear,” you pace and ring your hands. With your mind racing through the negative possibilities you decide to call a close friend and unburden yourself, have them tell you that everything will be okay … and they might do that, tell you that it will all be okay, but maybe first they’ll see all the terrible possibilities and maybe they’ll start obsessing about it too and even though they give a little fake laugh and tell you not to worry, now they too are worried for you and obsessing and starting to sweat and getting a headache. And after they speak with you they might call a friend to unburden themselves … and now there are three of you obsessing and worrying about some terrible thing that may or may not happen …
Except it will happen. It will happen and then you’ll cry and say, “I knew this was going to happen! I told you so!” You effectively worried yourself right into the situation that you really didn’t want to happen but because the universe always gives us what we focus our attention upon, was there any other choice? I mean there were at least three of you focused on and worrying about this very outcome. Now you were all right. Because we are always right.
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.”
― Henry Ford
We are always right. But do you want to be right or do you want to be happy? Why couldn’t you just not worry about it at all? Either put it out of your head completely or focus on the positive outcome. What if things worked out in the best way possible? Wouldn’t you be thankful that you hadn’t wasted all that time and put so many people through the stress of worrying about the worst possible outcome? Good things happen all the time. Why wouldn’t you want to be right about that instead? Why create exactly what you don’t want?
Yes, I know this isn’t always the easiest thing to do. When it comes to my family and the people I love it is hard not to worry if there is the potential for something to go terribly wrong. It is very difficult to just look at the bright side and focus on the good stuff. Like everything good about the universe and the Law of Attraction it takes practice and discipline to maintain the practice.
Listening to Abraham every day reminds me of these simple lessons that help change lives for the better. Spending a few minutes connecting with my spirit and receiving a lesson helps to give me the discipline to maintain the practice. So, please don’t worry, not about me, not about anything that might never happen. It’s a wasted emotion, a huge waste of everyone’s valuable time. Instead focus on the good stuff and on being happy. And I bet if you practice this every day, soon it will become second nature and more good stuff will happen in your life and you’ll just naturally be a more happy person and even if some of those negative consequences slip in, you will pass through them more easily and onto the next good thing.
That’s what is happening here with me. Life is good and getting better everyday.