While I am not a huge fan of astrology, there are a number of Aries’ traits that I definitely have and some of these were even more obvious when I was younger. I could be very passionate about whatever issue I thought was important, quick to anger, and eager for action. When I saw something that I thought was wrong, it would eat away at me and I could therefore spend a great deal of time worrying.
Lessons from Faith
In my late teens, I went through a religious phase. I was brought up a Sikh and when I was 17 I took Amrit, which is equivalent to the Christian Confirmation ceremony—an adult commitment to the faith. At this time, my Aries’ traits were showcased by the strength and depth of my desire to ‘reach God.’ (Now, this latter has not changed in the slightest even though my chosen path to this end goal is drastically different).
One day I was at a group meeting and it was not going the way I thought it should. I spoke up loudly but was unable to get others to see my point of view. A friend, seeing that I was getting upset about it all, came up to me and said, “Stop worrying about it all—leave the worrying up to God.” Because my faith was so strong, I was fully able to follow his advice whole-heartedly. For months after this incident, whenever something occurred that could leave me worried and stressed, I simply took a deep breath and mentally handed my concerns to God.
While I was amazed at how well this worked—my emotions became balanced and smooth, my sleep was peaceful and my thinking was clear—I also learned something really important. In the vast majority of the time, the thing that I was worried about happening, actually never did. And when it did happen, it was rarely ever as bad as I had envisioned. But there was something else I learned—in the rare instances when the bad event did come to pass, because I had not wasted so much of my energy in fearful anticipations, I was fully able to handle the situation in the best way possible. I was physically able to deal with the stressful situation, and my mind was clear enough for creative solutions to come through.
Negative Effects of Worrying
Quite frankly, worrying is a waste of time. Worrying produces stress hormones that wreak havoc on the body—dampening your immune system, causing you to preserve energy (and thereby put on weight), and turn off your creative, problem solving abilities. Most of the time, those things you are most worried about never even come to pass. When they do occur, they are rarely as bad as you expected. Worrying about them though, causes you to waste opportunities—opportunities to enjoy yourself and time with loved ones, to be productive, to focus on self-improvement and growth, and maybe even opportunities to turn the entire situation around. On the flip side, not wasting time worrying makes you stronger, smarter, happier and way more capable.
These days, there seems to be more and more things that people are worried about—finances, relationships, politics, work-life, home-life, and on and on. Almost everyone can benefit from eliminating worry from their lives and this is why Eldon recently created his Freedom from Worry InnerTalk program. Make your life more joyful by replacing negative, worrying thoughts with self-talk (inner beliefs) that follow these sample affirmations:
“I focus on the positive. I think about the good. I can find good in all. I expect good. I expect joy. I accept the good. I accept happiness. I accept peace of mind. Peace of mind is mine now. I am relaxed. I am at ease. My mind is at peace with itself and the world around me. I love life,” etc.
So what are YOU worrying about? Whatever the situation, you really can release the worry, and get back to enjoying your life! Check out this new Freedom from Worry InnerTalk program here.
Wishing you Love, Light, and Laughter, always!
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