Are You Holding On To Worry As Your Security Blanket?
“Watch which thoughts you feed. If you think lack and limitation but pray for peace and prosperity, you are like a farmer who plants strawberries but prays for tomatoes.”
I’ve been doing some deep inner work of my own recently—digging down to the roots of some old beliefs that I have known exist but I’ve been resisting (yes, it happens to me too, I resist…until I don’t).
So here I am, going after some old beliefs that have been tripping me up occasionally, but not often enough to stop what I’m doing and really resolve them. Oh, I’ve made half-hearted or temporary attempts from time to time, but then they moved underground and I became focused on other intentions.
Has that ever happened to you?
Have you ever experienced an attitude, belief or habit that you knew wasn’t helping you, but it didn’t cause enough pain long enough to become a priority?
Well, this month, I want to shine a light on one of the most insidious weeds of our self-creation garden—Worry. Here’s why—the habit of worrying, and I say habit because that’s what it is, a habit that has such a tight hold we seldom question it—is the single most powerful and prevalent saboteur of our creation process there is!
I am a recovering worry-a-holic, I admit it. Maybe you are too?
I’ve made huge progress. But recently, when I began to challenge myself in growing my business I experienced a sudden explosion of worry weeds. And that’s when I realized that I had been holding back just a bit, holding aside just enough worry, like a little security blanket, to really mess with my creation.
When my life began to feel different, uncertain and new, without realizing it, I held a little tighter to Worry until the occasional stray thought turned into a near-constant presence. “How did this happen”, I wondered?
But I know. It was in resisting the worry, that I was actually clutching it tight— like a blankie, because Worry was something that felt familiar and right.
But Worry is never right and it never helps find a solution.
Worry and the accompanying stress, fear, and focus on what we don’t want only results in more of what we don’t want.
“Worry is negative prayer”
So how do we break the worry cycle and restore peace?
Well, first we have to have an awareness of the worry. Then we have to relax our grip on the thing that feels so familiar.
After that, I believe it’s a discovery process. And I have just the thing if you are ready to relax your grip on your own worry, and enter into an experiment of your own. If so, I invite you to join me in a 7-day challenge to challenge worry and find a new way of being as you grow and change.
Who’s with me?
Click here to read more about my Worry No More 7-day Challenge.