Art is My Religion

February 3, 2010

I Need to Worry?

Filed under: art,blogging,poetry,writing — Michele Spector @ 3:47 pm
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I worry beyond reason,

Past remembrance of why,

I believe I control what browbeats me,

Look for explanations where none exist.

Disclaiming this illusion

allowances appear,

No course is plotted,

Novel surprise,

Next torment arrives.

Worrying is a learned behavior. But once it is acquired it’s a difficult habit to break. Even if you believe you’re not concerned about something, it’s still waiting to pounce from the sidelines.

Looking back on my life, and the needless concern I placed upon different things, it was wasted inertia. Instead of being sick I could have been enjoying myself. I am trying to retrain my mind to discard it. But it’s been a useful friend, making me feel I had some control over the chaos of the moment. So, I’ll give this old pal a cup of coffee if it shows, a pat on the head, and send it away when I can.

It would be wonderful to own a crystal ball and know the end result of everything. But that would be boring. Even if I’m scared, I don’t have to know what’s next. It could be a wonderful surprise, exciting.  But then I’m too addicted to results.

There is a story I remember about a man being chased by a tiger. He knew he couldn’t outrun it for long, and found a strawberry patch growing on his way. He decided that since he was inevitably going to be caught, he might as well enjoy the taste of one.

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8 Comments »

  1. everyone worries,
    make an effort in getting rid of it,
    then you worry no more or less.

    yes, when you are chased by an angry tiger, you worry too much..

    funny notes,
    sense-making topic,

    loved the poem on top, 😉

    Comment by jingle — February 3, 2010 @ 4:37 pm | Reply

  2. Oh do I hear you! I am striving to live in the moment. To focus on the now, When you do that there is nothing to worry about. Grab a copy of Eckert Tolle’s book, The Power of Now. Changed my life! The only true thing is to feel and live your bliss, not others, but YOURS!

    Come visit my blog. http://www.dreamalittledesigns.wordpress.com

    Thanks for sharing your inner self!

    Comment by dreamalittledesigns — February 3, 2010 @ 5:13 pm | Reply

    • Thank you! You are now on my blogroll. Loved your poem: A Life That Never Ends!

      Comment by artiste7 — February 3, 2010 @ 7:47 pm | Reply

  3. we all have worries, yet we also choose to let them control us or not. taste the strawberries!

    Comment by brian miller — February 4, 2010 @ 3:57 pm | Reply

    • I agree with you Brian. Thanks for your comments. I always loved strawberries anyway!

      Comment by artiste7 — February 4, 2010 @ 5:35 pm | Reply

  4. welcome,
    happy birthday,
    thank U, 😉

    Comment by jingle — February 4, 2010 @ 6:54 pm | Reply


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