Don’t Worry, Be Present.
“It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Work is healthy; you can hardly put more upon a man than he can bear. Worry is the rust upon the blade. It is not the movement that destroys the machinery but the friction.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher
“If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” ~ Marcus Aurelius
The Serenity Prayer.
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.
“90% of the things you worry about are out of your control so it’s not helpful to worry. The other 10% you can control so do something about it instead of worrying.”
“I’ve lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.” ~ Mark Twain
Leonardo DiCaprio on Worrying and Failure: [Quote]
I tweeted this casually awhile back, and it got more RTs than all my other posts combined, today. So, guess it warrants being made into a short, sweet blog post in and of itself.
The Buddhist rule re Worrying is simple: don’t.
Or, as Shantideva said more eloquently,
If it can be fixed; why worry?
If it can’t be fixed, what’s the point of worrying?
Or, more properly: “If a cure exists, why worry? If no cure exists, what use is there to worry?”
“Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles, it empties today of its strength.” ~ Corrie ten Boom
“If it can be solved, theres no need to worry, and if it can’t be solved, worry is of no use.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV
Aristotle said: “Patience is bitter, but it’s fruit is sweet.”
Four Practical Buddhist Tips for Dealing with Negativity:
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