Ever wondered why sometimes we worry for no reason at all. Our lives may be going perfectly fine but some nagging thought keeps haunting us for no reason. What can one do about it? “Worry is a rocking chair. It will give you something to do, but it doesn’t get you anywhere,” ~~ Von Wilder. This is a precious life, why waste any time uselessly?
In the Bhagavad Gita, 2.70, it is said – “A person who is not disturbed by the incessant flow of desires – that enter like rivers into the ocean, which is ever being filled but is always still – can alone achieve peace and not the man who strives to satisfy such desires.”
The ocean is always full and still. During the rainy season, rivers flow into the ocean, but the ocean does not overflow. Similarly, if our spiritual foundation is strong, we can deal with everything in an efficient way and come out of worry quicker. This is because we become steady and are not disturbed by the endless desires of the material world.
We are all interconnected, nothing happens without Divine will. Every situation which happens in our life occurs for some reason. It is meant to facilitate our journey back to our original home with our Creator. When we consider the larger picture, our worries become less important.
In the Bhagavad Gita, the method of obtaining peace is described: The Absolute Truth is the owner and enjoyer of everything, He is the Supreme Lord of everything, and that He is the friend of everyone.
By gaining this understanding, we can be content because we realise the presence of God within us and in everyone. A person who is connected to the source of everything, who has love and compassion cares about the well-being of others, and is at peace.
In conclusion, we need to enjoy the journey of life, not take things too seriously all the time. The ups and downs of life will continue, our connection and faith in God should be strong. We can then deal with problems effectively, being suitably anchored and dealing with our temporary problems from the position of understanding that our eternal self is always blissful and unaffected.
Life is a wonderful gift. Why waste it by needlessly worrying?