5 Reasons to Stop Worrying

Worry is little more than self-pity, the ugly step child of egotism. For some people it is the only thing in the way of making real progress in Systema. Worry generates tension. It is harder to notice tension generated by worry because it can hide under the pretense of safety or humility. We say, “Worry keeps us safe” or “we are not strong enough to be careless.” Here are 5 quotes to remind us of the uselessness of worry and anxiety.

“I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them have never happened.”
– Mark Twain

“Worry is itself an illness, since worry is an accusation against Divine Wisdom, a criticism of Divine Mercy.”
– Said Nursî

“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.”
– Leo Buscaglia

“Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.”
– Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

“Pain is inevitable but suffering is optional. . .”
– Dali Lama

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