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Patrick Rhone has a short post called, On Worry that has two ways to alleviate worry:

  1. Taking action on that which worries you.
  2. Letting it go and redirecting that energy elsewhere.

I agree with step 1. People should take action on what is worrying them. If they can.

But, how do you go about completing step 2? If you worry, you are not going to find it easy to channel that energy in another direction because, well, you're probably going to worry if you're doing it right.

Worry is Anxiety and Anxiety is a devious creature. Simplifying how to alleviate it into a Disney song, is something we should all be trying
not
to do.

Ernest Hemingway

Never confuse movement with action.

Indeed.

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I've seen this animation of a river's changing path over time from Hindered Settling a couple of times now. And it is still an impressive display of the fluidity and power of Nature.

River Path Time

At first, I thought, that is was pretty cool that the Earth is always changing and Nature is forced to adapt to those changes. In fact, I still think that.

Now imagine there was a city by the curve that gets left behind by the river's changing path. How does the changing of the river's path affect citizens of that city? Infrastructure? Economy? Can the river be stopped so that it doesn't affect the city?

This is how human's affect and change nature. If there was a city, then civil engineers probably would have found a way to stop that river from changing course.

Nature wants to change because it is always changing because that is the nature of Nature. How then do people who are intent on Nature not changing fit into the natural world?

Sometimes you don't know what you want to say, just that you want to say something.

Sometimes you don't know how to say something, just that you want to say something.

Sometimes you don't know how what you say will be taken, just that you want to say something.

Sometimes you know exactly how what you say will be taken and say it anyway.

Sometimes you are too afraid to say what you know needs to be said.

Sometimes you say the wrong thing to the wrong person on the wrong day and you regret saying it, even though you know you had to say it.

Sometimes you are just quiet.

Sometimes I just don't want to deal with the world. Sometimes I just want to withdraw into my own head. Watch movies, music videos and ignore my concerns. And by sometimes I mean every day.

Sometimes I wish I had close friends who I can share my feeling with, those things that are bothering me, the things that trip my thinking up and lead me towards despair. But, then there are those days that I feel like this

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Don’t cling to a mistake just because you spent a lot of time making it.

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Howard Schultz

I think the currency of leadership is transparency. You’ve got to be truthful. I don’t think you should be vulnerable every day, but there are moments where you’ve got to share your soul and conscience with people and show them who you are, and not be afraid of it.

The trouble is knowing when to share and when not to.

Swissmiss

The want and need of people to feel included in something that is greater than themselves is a powerful driving force in our lives. Some harness it to achieve great things. Some allow it to derail their expectations (whether it is intentional or not).

Personally, I am working on not allowing it to be detremintal to my self esteem and damaging to my thought process. But, it is a work in progress and one I will probably struggle with for some time.

I never really felt like ‘one of the guys’ when I was growing up. I felt a lack of acceptance. I wasn’t the guy who was playing on the team, or going to IHOP after prom, or getting invited to birthday bashes. I’m not saying that I was a complete loner. I was relatable—just never enough to be included. I tried out for the football team in high school. I put everything into it. I got a trainer and everything. I was going to play, start, and become that person. But it never quite happened. And in a way, I still feel like I’m trying to get there. I just got into the grad school of my dreams. I interned at the White House last summer. I’m joining Teach For America. Part of me still feels that if I can elevate my image to a certain level, then people will be attracted to me. And I’m trying to get beyond that. I’ve been listening to this sermon lately called ‘Getting To The Core.’ And that’s exactly what I’m trying to do. I want to wake up knowing that it will be OK, no matter what I accomplish.

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Shūsaku Endō

Christ did not die for the good and beautiful. It is easy enough to die for the good and beautiful; the hard thing is to die for the miserable and corrupt.

It is almost impossible, even.

Whiskey River