"Don't chain your worries to your body.
The burden soon becomes heavy
and your health will give too much of itself to pick up the extra load."
~Astrid Alauda, Dyspeptic Enlightenment
Worry is engaging in chains of thoughts and images of a negative and uncontrollable nature in which mental attempts are made to avoid anticipated potential threats. It is a preoccupation with past or future bad events. It makes you feel as if you were reliving a past event or living out a future one, and you cannot seem to stop those thoughts from happening.
Worry encompasses depression, hate, obsession, anxiety and self-protection. Worry is the attitude that affects the function of the Spleen, Stomach, and Skin Surface. It inhibits our ability to obtain sustenance. It is associated with an addiction to sweets.
It is interesting to me that Benjamin Franklin said, "Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight." One function of the Spleen is that it takes the energy from the Sun and distributes it to all of our organs. IT energizes our organs with the Sun. Indeed, Keep in the sunlight!
The opposite of worry is Happiness, the feeling of security in our capacity to be nourished and loved, a confidence in our ability to be sustained in our life. Sustained body, mind and spirit.
To balance worry, HOLD the THUMB for about 5 minutes or until you can feel a gentle rhythmic pulsing. Even and clear. Breath easily. Relax the shoulders and smile from the very heart of you.
As you hold the THUMB, all worries begin to melt away, daily fatigue is unloaded, digestive discomfort, bloating and weight problems are released and you facilitate the flow of life energy throughout the body. Headaches are relieved by holding the THUMB as well as stress in the shoulders and lungs. Smile. De-stress. Have a great day!
"Worrying is like a rocking chair,
it gives you something to do,
but it gets you nowhere."