Tuesday, May 24, 2011
What Worries You - Masters You
Worry is as good or bad as you make it. It can be put to better use - we just have to find that handle, or that kitchen tap that fits securely in our hands, immovable without OUR control. When your child is not home on time, the worry of something bad happening is what causes you to go out searching. When you wake up with a headache in the morning, the worry of having it become worse is what forces you to take those pills you hate, but need in order to feel better. Often we are told "Don't worry about it" or "Don't worry, Be happy" - but I think we all know that these phrases are much more easier said than done. I read somewhere "Nobody got anywhere in the world by being content". Whether this "anywhere" is forward or backward is regulated by us. I think the trickiest part is finding how to position ourselves while walking on this ballerina's balancing beam we call life. If we put too much weight in either direction, we could fall - if we do not apply any weight or pressure in either direction, we don't move.. we have come to a complete stop.
Do we take the risk of falling? Or do we stay in our comfort zone and never progress?
If we knew we could get back up effortlessly if we fell, would we still take the risk? Or would we be afraid of the pain caused by the fall?
If staying in our comfort zones meant we would be alone, would we still be content? Or would we be happy going through life with nobody by our side?
I'm not even sure where I am trying to go with this, or if I am even making sense - but I think as humans we tend to get so caught up in this thing we call "life" without stopping now and then to appreciate what it is that makes our lives so worth while. We make friendships along the way - some for a reason, season, or a lifetime. Whether they are there for an hour or a year - ask yourself, was it worth it? We make choices every single day - some silly and others in all seriousness. If you could have done something differently - ask yourself, would it change anything? We look at ourselves in the mirror while preparing for the day - applying make up and shaving unwanted hair. If this is who you want to promote to the world - ask yourself, is this the real you?
I think I pay too much attention on wondering about how life would be if I was just a little bit stronger, a little bit wiser, and a little less needy.. when really, life is exactly the way it should be and everything that is happening is for a reason. All I know is that "worry" is controlled by me, and like I said earlier - it is as good or bad as I make it.
Don't become a slave to something you can control.
Discover it. Master it. Live it.