“You will find that thoughts are spiritual seeds which, when planted in the subconscious mind, have a tendency to sprout and grow, but unfortunately, the fruit is frequently not to our liking. The various forms of inflammation, paralysis, nervousness, and diseased conditions generally are the manifestation of fear, worry, care, anxiety, jealousy, hatred and similar thought. ” The Master Key System, (chapter 22 introduction) Charles F. Haanel first published in 1912.
A number of years ago, my aunt was asking me how Matt and Tom (my sons) were doing. When I told her that they had packed up Tom’s old car and moved out West, she wanted to know their plan. I didn’t think that they had a definite plan and told her that, to which she immediately asked, “Aren’t you worried about them?!” When I said that no I wasn’t, she proclaimed with a tone of both shock and disgust, ”Well then I will worry for you!” I shot back something like, “I really hope that you don’t do that. It is a very bad energy to put on people to worry about them.” She looked totally confused.
We are taught that worrying about someone means that we love them. It is looked on as an act of compassion to say, “I have been worried about you.”…but who really likes to hear this? I certainly don’t. It feels invasive to me, and shows a lack of trust in my ability to do well with whatever I am dealing with. I would much rather have someone say, when I am going through a tough time, “I know you are going to come out of this even better than before. I am not at all worried about you Mary! Don’t you worry ’bout a thing!”
So I am sending you out the same thought right now and if you would like to have this sung to you by Stevie Wonder, click the link below!