The Need to Worry

March 1, 2011

Each of us worries at some time or another about something going on in our lives, something in the world - be it permanent or in the moment. It often goes to control issues.

Here we have the emotional body conditioned to tell the physical body to react with concern and worry which takes us to stress and anxiety and all the negative emotions that rule many people's lives, eventually leading to illness or breakdown. For me the key to good health is to relieve as much STRESS as possible.

We exist in rapidly changing times, and not particularly easy. There are shifts in consciousness everywhere and people are paying attention, getting help when necessary.

Everything around us seems to be breaking down from economic, political, social, and geophysical systems that control who we are, how we live our lives, and how we plan for our futures. It's all become quite unpredictable in times of accelerating massive Earth changes. These are serious things to worry about but ...

Do you know anyone who needs to always be worried about something all the time no matter how good their lives get? Many people live their lives like that leading to stress, anxiety, fear and other panic disorders.

An astrologer might tell you its in their chart, or that certain zodiac signs tend to worry more than others.

From here one goes holistic ... relaxation techniques .... whatever works best from deep breathing to yoga, etc.

Looking at a someone's genetic makeup and past history are also indicative of the personality type who always worries about something. These people more often than not enjoy drama in their lives, not too much just enough to keep life interesting.

When worry and anxiety become a part of one's patterning, now a problem to them and those they encounter on a regular basis ... guess what? They've got issues.

Issues ... why is life always about issues? I don't believe you need issues to keep your life interesting and in balance. I do it every day.

If you are the worrying type ... try it and stop worrying, because in the long run, everything is going to play out as is meant so all of your frustration won't matter or change anything.

Worry is thoughts and images of a negative nature in which mental attempts are made to avoid anticipated potential threats. As an emotion it is experienced as anxiety or concern about a real or imagined issue, usually personal issues such as health or finances or broader ones such as environmental pollution and social or technological change.

Most people experience short-lived periods of worry in their lives without incident; indeed, a moderate amount of worrying may even have positive effects, if it prompts people to take precautions (e.g., fastening their seat belt or buying fire insurance) or avoid risky behaviors (e.g., angering dangerous animals, or binge drinking). Excessive worry is the main component of Generalized anxiety disorder.

Worrying is hard to overcome because in a strange way, it actually makes a lot of sense to your mind. First, you imagine risks...and sometimes you are right. So, how do you overcome anxiety when you don't even think it's a problem?

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What Are You So Worried About? - March 1, 2011

Worrying is hard to overcome because in a strange way, it actually makes a lot of sense to your mind. First, you imagine risks...and sometimes you are right. So, how do you overcome anxiety when you don't even think it's a problem? Deepak Chopra shows you how.

Worrying is such a prevalent habit that many worrywarts don't recognize themselves as anxious. . In fact, many worriers often feel justified. Why not turn the car around to double check that the doors are locked? Why not worry about how unsafe the world is because of global warming and terrorism?, Convinced of its own beliefs, worry is anxiety backed up by excuses invented by the mind.

Worriers Believe They're Doing Good.

In a strange way, worriers believe they are doing something good by protecting ourselves and others from danger. Since our minds are filled with every conceivable risk, we wind up being right some of the time. Like hoarders who never throw anything out, worriers uses the same logic . If one item proves useful, it justifies keeping a hundred that aren't. We don't see the obvious: worrying about ninety-nine useless things is a waste of time and emotion. But until we can accept this fact, we will feel justified. Far from making a positive contribution, worriers slow things down, throw up needless obstacles, and increase anxiety in everyone else. In the end, we usually wind up being shut out and ignored. In response to being ignored, we worry even more.

The Need to Worry

Worriers feel the need to worry. If this need isn't fulfilled, we fear calamity. Who will keep things in one piece if we aren't doing the worrying that is so desperately needed? But, this obsessive behavior blocks deep insecurity by giving the mind a "solution" that feels convincing even though it is utterly false: the more I worry, the safer we will be. To turn the mind around, we must be given better reasons to not worry than to worry.