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Love the quote: "You empower what you behold." My mom used to say, "The thing I feared most has come upon me," but the quote you cited has the spin of giving the person more control over his or her worries or fears.
Hello Seek-n-Find. I love your phrase "You empower what you behold." Thank you! I am sure to call on it often.
I am sure that if your mother knew how to get rid of constant worrying, she would have done it. It is not something we enjoy. But the worst thing people normally say: "Don't worry - be happy!" It does not work this way.
Kallini, totally agree. My mom was a great humanitarian and if she would have been able to release herself of this, she would have. "Don't worry, be happy," is a great little song with a message that we can sing to ourselves, but that's about it.
The reason I asked the question is my reading a book "Emotional Intelligence". It is for the first time I came across of description of worry having positive attributes. But with our high polarity thinking "black & white", we miss on understand
Maybe so. But people who are always happy seem suspicious if not bland.
It feels better to be happy than to be miserable. Both are choices.
Im completely agree with you. recently i wrote a hub about it: https://hubpages.com/education/Power-of-Mental-Con... check this out.
Kallini, I think you're touching on something that seems to be pervasive in our society at the moment - the emphasis on being positive, positive, positive. There's a certain lack of honesty about it, I find.
It is good to aim to be positive, but sometimes we just feel down. This is natural. Life isn't meant to be always happy, and to give the impression that it is does a disservice to people- esp. our youth. Life is about balance. Yin and yang.