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Monday, February 8, 2010

Day 39: Worry

Day 39
Worry is an addiction
That interferes with compassion.
-Deng Ming-Dao

He goes on to describe worry as, "a cancer of the emotions - concern gone compulsive. It eats away at body and mind....it does no good to say'Don't think about it.' It is far better to keep walking your path, changing what you can. The rest must be dissovled in compassion."

I wouldn't say worry is an addiction unless you're always worried. Frankly, telling someone (or yourself) not to worry about an issue is like taking a sedative that kinda works for a small amount of time and then wears off. I'm not exactlty certain where compassion comes into the equation, except as a means to allow one to accept everything as it is. Still, your on a ride that you're not comfortable being on and in this case, you must keep breathing.

He goes on to write, "Whenever you meet a problem, help if it is in your power to do so. After you have acted, withdraw and be unconcerned about it. Walk on without ever mentioning it to anybody. Then there is no worry, because there has been action."

Where does Wu Wei come into worry? Maybe there needs to be a lack of action in certain circumstances.



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