As I was waiting at the doctor’s office for my appointment, I peaked at People magazine and saw a quote by Sandra Bullock saying “I wish I could go back and tell myself to not worry so much. I wasted so much time with worry. I wish I could get it back.” I could relate to that statement. When I think of all the time and energy I have spent in my life worrying, not even knowing that I did, let alone stop it, I can only feel compassion for myself, and have compassion for others who worry, especially children. Worrying is giving way to anxiety or unease; allowing one’s mind to dwell on difficulty or troubles, the result of which feels like self-attack and is counter-productive. I think of worrying as learned behavior that we learn from our environment growing up. I come form a culture of worrying as a way of life. Some of my family members still tell me that they worry about me as a way of expressing love. When you worry you can work yourself into a state in which you believe that what you’re worrying about is real. What starts as worry can turn into depression. Looking back I would say that 95% of what I ever worried about turned to be bogus. Question is what can we do about it?
Attention in Hebrew means placing your heart. Pay compassionate attention to what you’re worrying about. Open your heart and breathe love in 2 it. The worry will lose its edge & get defused. It could give way to what’s under it – love. Transform worry to joy, oxygen & ease – MOJOE, with the five-steps of The BREAZE.
“There is a place, deep inside your breath…”.
Samuel Jakob Kirschner, voice of The BREAZE