Worry is an insidious trick of the egoic mind. The egoic mind sees it as a very productive activity and for its purposes it truly is. However, it robs us of much time and our peace of mind.
We all have a pain-body. This pain-body is just an accumulation of all the residual pain we've gathered in our lifetime - and it's a negative energy. At times in our lives it will be dormant and at other times something said or done will trigger it to become active. And our egoic mind will use many ways to feed this pain-body because it is intensely identified with it and needs it for survival. Since it is negative it can only feed on negative thoughts, feelings, and emotions.
When we worry, that puts us into a downward spiral of only thinking about the what-ifs and what-mights of a situation. And often in the worst case scenarios of possible results. In the end, what actually happens is far less dramatic as anything we've imagined. Yet all those deep, dark thoughts provided that pain-body with nourishment and it will build and want more. If you allow it to take over it will become "you" and then situations will arise in your life to bring about more pain, suffering, and negativity to feed on until you can shut it back down.
The quickest way to get that pain-body back into neutral is to focus on the present moment. The ego can no longer exist in the present moment since it can only live through the fear of the past or anxiety of the future. It will not be an instantaneous shift. It will require some deep focus on your breathing and enjoyment of the pause in thinking, then that pain will transmute into more consciousness of that present moment.
So whenever we find ourselves feeling fear or worry, trapped in thoughts of the past or present that is pulling us under, remember to bring your consciousness to this present moment. Breathe and concentrate on the peace of this very moment. Be aware and conscious. We need to put our trust and faith in our higher source that whatever happens is in our best interest and we will find a way through it all, which is the truth. We are given these challenges for our growth and development and we have assistance while going through these in our higher source.
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