“In release, we begin.” ~ Mark Nepo, The Book of Awakening
Thank you for visiting, for doing everything you can to protect me from financial ruin and career failure.
Thank you for all the time you invested in my health issues. You’ve been busy!
Here’s the thing, Worry. You’re not actually helping. When you’re around, I rarely get anything accomplished. I waste too much time with you.
I know you mean well and are trying to help because you’re concerned about my future.
Would you be willing to step aside for a while so I can spend time with my other team members?
It’s hard to hear you’re not qualified to lead me in the direction I’m headed, but if success and health are what you truly want for me, I need you to step aside.
There may be other occasions where I call on you in the future. For now, your services are no longer required.
I’ve put together a new team with Planning, Follow Through, and Faith.
I’ll be spending time with them. When I’m not working with them, I’ll be partnering with Peace, Forgiveness, and Fun.
I just don’t have the time to be with you anymore, Worry.
This is a conscious decision, one you’ve helped me make by all the time you’ve spent with me. I know it’s not your intention, but you exhaust me!
I’m simply not able to spend my late nights and early mornings having endless conversations with you.
You tried to help me. I get it, but now it’s time for you to go. I’ve got work to do.
Thank you for your contribution and allowing me to grow on my own from here. We just can’t be partners anymore.
No, really. I must go, Worry. I want to go. I choose to go. I’m letting you go.
Just step off, Worry! Seriously, you’re holding me back and trying to manipulate me into discussing every little detail and then rehashing over and over. It’s not going to happen.
I can’t do this anymore. I need you to leave my home and my life.
Thank you and goodbye.
Alice in Authorland
3 thoughts on “How to Release Worry.”
I don’t have Time either! Good job Alice
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Your topics are always very relevant and timely, Alice! And I love the way you address them in such personal and courageous ways! I’ve heard it said that “worry is another form of atheism”! That doesn’t necessarily refer to the Christian faith, but any faith that asks for courage and trust. Belief in ourselves is one of the highest forms of faith, imho.
Shelagh, your responses are like good conversation. You’re so right. Life alone, if to be enjoyed, calls us to set worry aside and step into the flow. Belief in oneself is so important because if it’s all outside, you may begin to feel quite small. Courage, be mine! And yours! With faith, in the deepest and broadest sense, as our foundation.