“Only When We Are No Longer Afraid Do We Begin To Live” ~ Dorothy Thompson
The world can be a scary place, and there are endless reasons to be concerned. Yet, meeting those concerns with worry generally produces no worthwhile result. Most often, worry causes needless suffering.
Dorothy Thompson said:
“Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.”
Consider that worry is a form of fear. Worry can range in degree from mild to completely debilitating. Fearing the unknown and creating movies in our mind about what can go wrong is a bit like focusing on having an accident while you’re driving: not the smartest, safest or most effective thing to do.
What has been your relationship to worry? Has worry ever truly served you? How do you manage worrisome thoughts when they occur?