Ain’t No Use in Worrying

Good morning, fellow affirmer!

The late great Wayne Dyer once did a brief monologue on one of his old cassette series’s that always stuck with me.

He said there are only two types of things you can possibly worry about – things you can control and things you can’t control.

Then he asked two sagely statements.

“There ain’t no use in worrying about things you can control. If you can control them, why worry about them?”

You’re capable. You’re responsible. You’ll handle them. Worry adds nothing useful to the equation.

Then he said, “There ain’t no use in worrying about things you can’t control. If you can’t control them, why worry about them?”

Our little egos must learn to accept that there are certain things beyond our control. We can’t control what other people think of us, whether the sun will come up tomorrow, or how many days our current form will remain here. Yet, we spend time worrying and stressing over such things. They steal our energy and our positive momentum and we can’t change them no matter how much we worry.

Then Dyer concluded by saying, “That’s everything it’s possible to worry about. So, there ain’t no use in worrying “

He makes a powerful point. Whether we can control something or not, both are reasons not to worry.

I would add that that we have a wisdom within us and there’s a wisdom present in the universe that are both working to get you and I where and when we need to be. Trust that wisdom and, as much as possible, cut worry out of your mental diet. It’s mental junk food of the worst kind.

Wherever you are on your journey today, just commit to taking one more step.

Keep your mind on your side, my friends.

Ray

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Wayne Dyer on Worry

The late, great Dr. Wayne Dyer used to say something interesting about worry.

There’s no use worrying about things you can control because if you can control them there’s no use worrying about them.

There’s no use worrying about things you can’t control because if you can’t control them there’s no use worrying about them.

Therefore, there’s absolutely nothing in the world to worry about.

Worry steals our joy and it steals our dreams, if we let it. This common sense approach to it, while not always possible to implement 100 percent, can help take the worry off our plates.

Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you are awesome!

Ray

Wayne Dyer Motivational Quotes

Dr. Wayne Dyer was one of my mentors from afar for many years. His personal story and his evolution from simply psychology to an all-encompassing spiritual view of the human condition mirrored my own.

Here are 10 of my favorite Dyer quotes. You can find the complete list of his quotes on the TAS website.

  1. Iff you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
  2. You’ll see it when you believe it.
  3. How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
  4. Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.
  5. The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about.
  6. You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.
  7. Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.
  8. When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.
  9. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.
  10. When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.

Stay inspired, my friends!

Ray

Always Have a Student’s Heart – Day 184 of 365 Days to a Better You

Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.
~Og Mandino

One of the problems with becoming an expert on any topic is that it causes you to think you know it all or at least know all the possibilities. Life and the universe are complex. It’s unlikely that human expertise gained in the course of a single lifetime can ever make you beyond learning more.

Wayne Dyer used to talk about this subject. He told a story of an professor in Buddhism who had always wanted to meet this one particular teacher. He was overjoyed to finally meet him and went about talking and talking about all he knew about Buddhism.

The teacher asked the professor if he’d like some tea. The professor agreed and kept on talking. The teacher handed the professor a cup and saucer and started pouring. He filled the cup. Then the tea went over the rim and onto the saucer. The man kept talking and the monk kept pouring. Finally, the tea topped the saucer and began pouring onto the professor’s pants.

The professor stopped the monk and said, “The cup is full.” The monk replied, “You are like the cup. You’re so full of what you know that you are not open to learning anything new.”

It is my fervent hope that the universe does not have to pour tea on you to help you see there’s still plenty for you to learn. Stay open to new ideas, new possibilities, and new paradigms. For the wisest among us, is he or she that maintains the perpetual heart of a student.

You ARE amazing! Let nothing that happens to you today convince you otherwise!

Ray

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Are We a Spiritual Being Having a Human Experience?

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Saturday Question of the Day

The late Wayne Dyer used to say, “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”

Do you agree? Why or why not?

Stay inspired!

Ray