Thursday, March 05, 2009

Letting Go

Today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday. ~Author Unknown

Why do we worry and stew over things, just giving faith to the "fact" that things are always going to end in the worst case scenario?? How many times have you worried yourself sick over something and it nearly resolved itself, or you got such great relief when you found out the outcome that it was a heavy weight lifted from your chest?

Worrying does nothing but wear us out, emotionally, mentally, sometimes physically. It does nothing to solve our (mostly imagined) problems. But yet we become a ball of nerves in anticipation of whatever we think some problem is going to bring us "tomorrow". Seriously, couldn't you use the extra energy that your nerves are draining you of to accomplish so many other things?? Couldn't it save you money on all those cigarettes you might be chain smoking, or just help you feel better? Signs and synchronicity everywhere point to the answers. You can get your very own dose of divine guidance if you just trust your intuition, and have a little faith that everything is going to be o.k. I know it's hard-just do it!

Just a recent example for me (yes, me... the person who totally forgoes her own advice lots of times lol). I've been stressing myself out over Tax-related issues. Everything on my forms has been screwed up and I've had to bend over backwards to get to the bottom of the problem. Dreading, sweating and worrying over the outcome. Feeling depressed and sitting around thinking about how horrible the situation was and worrying that it wasn't going to resolve itself... "What am I going to do?!?! Arrrrghhh!!!" And in the back of my mind, a gentle calming voice, which I chose to shrug off, would whisper "Everything is going to be o.k... wait and see."

Well, once again this 'little voice' told me the truth... Today I got the call that the error had been found, and I will be able to move forward and get it all straightened out very soon! A wave of relieved joy washed over me. I wasted a lot of time stewing over this when I could've taken my all-time great advice about 'taking one day at a time', and also doing everything you can to take care of what you have control over, and then relaxing about the parts that you CAN'T CONTROL... If we try to control what we are unable to control, it turns around and ends up controlling US! So what productive and positive things could I have accomplished by simply relaxing and letting it all flow...?

If you are reading this post by "accident", and you are worrying about something, or have the weight of the world on your shoulders right now, just read my words... "Everything Is Truly Going To be O.K.!!" One way or another, you will get through whatever this is, and you will come out on the other side. You will survive. You might not get exactly what you wanted, but you will make it through, and you will learn a lesson and you will be o.k...

Nothing is ever as scary or bad as you anticipate it to be.


It's very hard to relax and not worry, believe me. I have to force myself most times too... and sometimes I still worry. But I'm working on it. That's the thing, we here on Earth are all Works In Progress... nothing is finished, it's never too late to learn something new, or do something you want to do. Just take it day by day and go for it... You're worth it, and you deserve good things. Besides, if you don't treat yourself well and have faith in yourself then who is going to?

Above all, just relax and let it flow.

Lots of Love,
Everybody's "Aunt Jackie" ;)

If I had my life to live over, I would perhaps have more actual troubles but I'd have fewer imaginary ones. ~Don Herold

Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere. ~Glenn Turner

If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you'll die a lot of times. ~Dean Smith

4 comments:

Kim said...

GREAT POST!!!
It's like that saying, "If you pray why worry? If you worry, why pray?"
Kudos to Jaxxx.

g-man said...

Amen.

Hug.

Furtheron said...

Great post.

One day I was really in a stew about something, I called a friend and babbled on... they said "You're just worrying like this for nothing". "I'm NOT" I replied.

So they said. "Okay call me back in 15 mins". I did - They said "You still worrying?" I said "Yes". "What has been changed at all by your worrying about it in the last 15 mins?"

Precisely nothing that is what other than my well being.

"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, live in today"

Also the great adopted prayer of AA is one of the wisest things ever written (Replace God with whatever you want as this faith doesn't have to be based in any religious grounding I believe, Robbie Williams uses Elvis I believe, but then he hunts UFOs now).

God Grant me the Serenity to Accept the things I Cannot Change, Courage to Change the things I Can and the Wisdom to Know the Difference.

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