I will breathe. I will think of solutions. I will not let my worry control me. I will not let my stress level break me. I will simply breathe and it will be okay because I don’t quit.

I will breathe. I will think of solutions. I will not let my worry control me. I will not let my stress level break me. I will simply breathe and it will be okay because I don’t quit.


Does your worry control you?

Worrying is a universal feeling that usually is installed at the moment you become a parent. That is, if you did not already have a sense of worry within you prior.

Worrying is a heightened sense of awareness, that enables us to potentially contemplate any type of a misfortune that could potentially impede someone or some thing that we care about.

Yet, worrying is, for all intents and purposes, a waste of emotion. Even if it’s a natural emotion, at a certain point in time, the only thing that worrying is doing after it gives you cause to potentially advise the party whom you are worrying about, is to continue to put negative energy out into the universe of consequences, that you specifically do not want to see transpire.

When you understand worrying for the unnecessary emotion that it is, you are on the first step towards compartmentalizing it, and letting it suppress deep within your internal psyche.

To worry, is to project significant negative visions upon a variable that has yet to necessarily go in the direction that gives you cause to worry. Given that it has not transpired, why would anyone of us expend supplemental energy ruminating on such a negative topic?

As life progresses, we are hopefully that much more capable of recognizing this for what it truly is, and enabling ourselves to greet those thoughts in our mind with a bias that sees them for what they truly are, and thereby, reduces their value and importance to very low levels, so that there is no chunk of the present moment that is being cannibalized by unnecessary fear.

Fear has a propensity to freeze us in our respective states, and debilitate our ability to be highly functional, as a direct result. Once you see this physiological phenomenon for what it truly is, your desire to reduce your fear, is a direct and appropriate byproduct of having lived through all of this, countless other times, and recognizing how, during those other circumstances, we have nullified the present in our own world, in exchange, for a potentially unfounded fear of an unseen, and unknown event.

Recognizing that the present is all that we truly own, we are evermore urged to recognize how worry and fear decrease the value of our present day moment, and instead, find new methods of reducing those anxieties, such that we might continue to appreciate every waking breath of our life.

Happy Monday!

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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!