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Is Worry Important?

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Hi, welcome back to your Daily Mindfulness. In today's session, we're going to talk about worry. So I'd like to give you a contemplation for today. How much worry will satisfy the part of you that says it's important to worry? How much worry will satisfy the part of you that says it's important to worry? Worry can be a useful tool to take proactive and preventative measures against future potential suffering. And it can be a way that we borrow suffering, often out of habit and often to a degree that is not actually useful, but instead debilitating.

And having an honest inquiry with the part of you that worries can be a useful practice for acknowledging the utility of worry, but developing a more appropriate and sustainable use for it. If we're just engaged with it out of habit, well, then we're kind of moving through worry on automatic pilot. And perhaps our, the degree to which we think worry is useful is based on old habits of conditioning, an old lifestyle, a time in our life where worry maybe was very important, but is no longer serving us in the same way. By having a conversation with worry and asking it honestly, like how much is going to satisfy you, how much worry do we actually need to do, you're making worry an ally rather than an enemy. And the key thing with worry is that it feels seen, is that it knows you're acknowledging its presence and it knows you're acknowledging the utility of its presence, because it does have utility.

It does have a positive intention. We just want to make sure we're using it appropriately rather than it using us. So today, as you're walking around and you find yourself maybe caught up in stress, worry, future thinking, ask yourself, how much worry will satisfy the part of me that says it's important to worry? Thank you for your practice. Let's settle in for today's meditation.

Cory Muscara

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Is Worry Important?

Personalized support for learning how to integrate mindfulness into your life. Delivered fresh everyday by our world renowned experts. Choose meditation duration:

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Hi, welcome back to your Daily Mindfulness. In today's session, we're going to talk about worry. So I'd like to give you a contemplation for today. How much worry will satisfy the part of you that says it's important to worry? How much worry will satisfy the part of you that says it's important to worry? Worry can be a useful tool to take proactive and preventative measures against future potential suffering. And it can be a way that we borrow suffering, often out of habit and often to a degree that is not actually useful, but instead debilitating.

And having an honest inquiry with the part of you that worries can be a useful practice for acknowledging the utility of worry, but developing a more appropriate and sustainable use for it. If we're just engaged with it out of habit, well, then we're kind of moving through worry on automatic pilot. And perhaps our, the degree to which we think worry is useful is based on old habits of conditioning, an old lifestyle, a time in our life where worry maybe was very important, but is no longer serving us in the same way. By having a conversation with worry and asking it honestly, like how much is going to satisfy you, how much worry do we actually need to do, you're making worry an ally rather than an enemy. And the key thing with worry is that it feels seen, is that it knows you're acknowledging its presence and it knows you're acknowledging the utility of its presence, because it does have utility.

It does have a positive intention. We just want to make sure we're using it appropriately rather than it using us. So today, as you're walking around and you find yourself maybe caught up in stress, worry, future thinking, ask yourself, how much worry will satisfy the part of me that says it's important to worry? Thank you for your practice. Let's settle in for today's meditation.

Cory Muscara

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