No need to worry

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  • Seiryu
    • Sep 2010
    • 620

    No need to worry

    “If there is no solution to the problem then don't waste time worrying about it. If there is a solution to the problem then don't waste time worrying about it.” ~Dalai Lama
    I always loved this saying. No matter what happens to us, no matter what arises out of the moment we are in, we should never let that disturb our inner sense of stillness and peace.

    There is no need to argue or push away what arises, for that will not make it go away. Instead take what comes up and see where you can go from there...
    清竜 Seiryu
  • Kyonin
    Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
    • Oct 2010
    • 6742

    Re: No need to worry

    Once I had a very dark time in my life. It was dark because of my own attachments, of course.

    And a good friend of mine said these words that have been with me all the time ever since:

    There will always be problems in life. And with or without you, they will get solved. So why worry?
    Those words are kind of like the once the Dalai Lama said. Thanks, Seiryu!
    Hondō Kyōnin
    奔道 協忍


    • Adrian
      • Apr 2011
      • 69

      Re: No need to worry

      Work, therefore, to be able to say to every harsh appearance, "You are but an appearance and not absolutely the thing you appear to be." And then examine it by those rules which you have, and first, and chiefly, by this: whether it concerns the things which are in our own control, or those which are not; and, if it concerns anything not in our control, be prepared to say that it is nothing to you.
      Epictetus (AD55 - AD135) The Enchiridion


      • Kaishin
        • Dec 2010
        • 2322

        Re: No need to worry

        Easy in theory, hard in practice. But that is why we practice!

        Kaishin (開心, Open Heart)
        Please take this layman's words with a grain of salt.


        • Heisoku
          • Jun 2010
          • 1338

          Re: No need to worry

          With you on that Matt.
          Heisoku 平 息
          Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. (Basho)


          • Ekai
            • Feb 2011
            • 664

            Re: No need to worry

            I heard this quote from the Dalai Lama before and refer to it quite often when I find myself worrying about something too much.