Make Worry Work For You
The harmony of thinking and being.
By Sandy Newbigging
Worry is one of the most common distractors during meditation. Thoughts of concern can grab your attention and before you know it you’re lost in a myriad of worst case scenarios invented by your mind. It can distract you from your day, make sleep less than easy and due to the mind-body connection, even hold you back from good health. But you can make it work for you, rather than against you.
1. See the worry thoughts, don’t be the worrier. Whenever you notice that you’ve been caught up in your mind worrying about something I recommend you move into a space of self-awareness. Step back inside yourself to see the worry thoughts and acknowledge that they are there, instead of being the worrier.
You have a mind, but you are not your mind. You are the calm, conscious awareness that is aware of your mind so you can benefit from coming out of the entanglement in your thoughts, to instead be the awareness that’s aware of them.
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