Worrying is a natural part of our human condition. With so much going on in the world and with so much uncertainty in life, it’s easy to lose sight of the moment and try to predict (or alter) the future.
Worrying has been consuming me the past couple of months. I’ve been doing almost everything I can to stay grounded, put in the work and take action, but often times I’ve been disappointment with the outcome, not realizing the universe has a better plan for me.
Over the past year I’ve been trying to embrace “faith over fear,” but sometimes it seems impossible to let go of those worries and to release and surrender.
Time after time I’m reminded of this when I pull the “Release and Surrender” angel card from Doreen Virtue’s deck. I remember this important principle for a bit, then once a curveball gets thrown my way I revert back into my old anxious self.
On Saturday morning I decided to go to the one place that calms me- the beach. I treated myself to an Oreo shake and headed toward the sand. I spent some time doing a guided meditation, made dinner plans with a girl friend for the evening, did some journaling and simply soaked in the sun.
I reflected on nature, wrote down my intentions (your thoughts and words are powerful!), prayed and enjoyed the sounds of the waves.
A rush of peace came over me as I disconnected from the worries of everyday life, remembering that I am exactly where I needed to be and that I must control my thoughts- if I think negatively, negativity will come my way. I reframed my thinking by writing down my gratitudes for the day, and wrote myself a pep-talk for when I’m feeling anxious.
Saturday was a good day- worries weren’t necessary. As we approach a new week- a week with new stresses, challenges, and curveballs- try to remember: we are fine just as we are. We can get through this moment. There’s no need to worry about what will happen next… we just need to do our best, right in the now.