I could damn myself for being philosophical. But in the immortal words of that infamous, spinach eating sailor, “I y’am what I y’am.” So with that, I question, I think, I wonder. I seek truth. And one profound truth that holds no attachment to spirituality is: Don’t worry. Be happy.
No solution has ever emerged from worry. Whether one believes that like energy attracts like energy, so therefore the solution can’t exist within the contrary vibration of the problem. Or if one proposes the idea that perception crafts all things, so if one is perceiving only the problem, they are blinded to the solution. However one looks at it, worry has never solved anything.
And when it comes to how one expends their energy its a futile exercise. Its drain on the physical being is actually detrimental to one’s overall health and well-being; this having been proven time and time again. And yet, so easily it is the rut in which we sink. We worry. We stew. We grumble. We fret. We project out a million possible bad scenarios within our mind, or set on a continual playback loop all our troubles from the past. It is an odd thing that we do this so naturally when it has no benefit. It comes to us as easily as breathing and yet breathing has its place – worry does not.
Whereas the feeling of happiness can immediately make one feel better; even when out-of-place, unexpected or silly. The cells within the body respond to happiness by bolstering the immune system. If one believes in chakras, the energy centers within the body, those too get strengthened and spin to life; allowing for a cleaner vibration. The body ages differently when one is happy. The body processes everything from food to sensory signals better when in a state of happiness. Our perception of the world shifts when our mental countenance is lifted. Happiness should be like breathing.
But often it seems as if life itself works hard to thwart the pursuit of happiness. I can’t say if this is the case or not. All I know is that regardless of what is happening, try not to worry. Not because the moment isn’t critical. Not because the issues aren’t serious. But but because worry accomplishes nothing. And your time, your health, your emotions deserve the best from you, so tend to them with a conscientious hand. Yesterday was a hellacious day for me. When it rains it pours, it seems. But something within me knows that I can’t permit myself to stay in the rut of sadness for too long, as it’s a toxic place to be. Slowly I will claw my way out of the trench. Or maybe listen to my children laugh. Maybe I will find the fortitude to set aside all my troubles and breathe deep the knowledge that happiness is always there, waiting for me. I just have to lure it from its hiding place and allow it in. I hope you do the same. We are worth as much. Life may not always be a happy place. But within life there is always happiness. Fight for it.