Getting to the Bottom of Your Worrying—and How to Let It Go
Worrying creates blueprints of what you don't want in your future.
Daydreaming creates blueprints of what you do want in your future.
Worrying leaves you powerless, drained and tired because it seems to be driven by "outside" forces and therefore is out of your control. It is like having your mind hijacked by someone using your imagination to project images of the worst-case scenarios and outcomes in without you being able to stop it. Daydreaming on the other hand leaves you empowered, satisfied and energized because it feels like you are the one feeding your mind with images projecting scenarios of your joys, desires and wants. You seem to be in control of the outcome.
The way I see it, you are using the same source—your imagination—in both cases, but getting completely different results. If you focus your awareness on worry it gives you more "images," "ideas" and "results" of worry in the form of solid reality.
Now, you might ask: "What kind of "mechanism" is this? Why would it reflect back a bad thing that I do not want in my reality?"
The answer is; because it is unconditionally neutral. It behaves like a mirror. It will not argue with you. It is unconditional and above all it respects your free will. If you smile the mirror smiles back. If you frown, the mirror frowns back. You are the one choosing to smile, sending the smile and receiving it back. Everything you think comes back to you. You are the sender and the receiver. Your imagination determines your reality.
Your thoughts, feelings and deepest beliefs are reflected in this field "outside of you." It creates the reality you imagine. This is actually what the saying "Be careful what you wish for..." means. The word "wish" could easily be replaced with "think about," "believe," "focus your mind on," "dwell upon" or "talk about."
Know this: Worrying is unintentional creation of your future.
Daydreaming is intentional creation of your future.
The choice is always yours.
Reprinted from #KnowTheTruth. Copyright © 2016 by Gordana Biernat @Mypowertalk
Gordana Biernat is a writer and motivational speaker based in Sweden.