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Being in the now
Rajyogi Nikunj, Hindustan Times
June 01, 2012
First Published: 01:55 IST(1/6/2012)
Last Updated: 01:56 IST(1/6/2012)

It is our most common, daily mental activity. Yet it is the greatest misuse of our mental energy and a complete waste of time. It's called worry.

It is good to worry isn’t it?  Worry shows you care doesn’t it?  It means you are cleverly anticipating the future, right?  No. Worry is only anxiety based on fiction.

It is a series of negative thoughts that dis-empower the natural creativity of your consciousness. It is the dredging up of memories of hurt, rearranged into an imaginary tale of conflict or loss.

The most surprising fact is that despite the majority of us acknowledging worry as a waste of time and energy, it is still one of the common lessons we learn from our parents.

The prevailing myth handed down from generation to generation is, ‘it is good to worry, it shows you care’.

Worry is fear and care is love, and fear and love are polar opposites. If you stop for a moment and become aware of why you worry about someone else you may also find it is motivated by selfishness – you actually are really worried for yourself.

You are worried about how you will feel if something bad happens to someone else.  In fact, you are already feeling it. Worry is simply a habit that is learnt, an addiction that is fed by a toxic diet of bad news, unfortunate events and tales of personal trauma of others. The best and easiest way to get rid of this habit of worrying is ‘To Live In the Present’, Remember, we can only find peace in now, we can only live with love now.
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