Written by Sweety Vyas
Have you ever found yourself worrying without any apparent reason? Even when everything in our lives seems to be going well, we sometimes get caught up in nagging thoughts that haunt us. So, what can we do about it? As Von Wilder wisely said, “Worry is a rocking chair. It will give you something to do, but it doesn’t get you anywhere.” This life is precious, so why waste time on useless worries?
In the Bhagavad Gita, 2.70, it is mentioned that a person who remains undisturbed by the constant flow of desires, which enter like rivers into the ocean, can truly attain peace. Just like the ocean, which remains full and still despite the rivers flowing into it, we can find peace if our spiritual foundation is strong. When our foundation is strong, we become steady and are not disturbed by the endless desires of the material world.
We are all interconnected, and nothing happens without Divine will. Every situation in our life occurs for a reason and is meant to facilitate our journey back to our original home with our Creator. When we consider the bigger picture, our worries become less significant.
The Bhagavad Gita describes the method of attaining peace: understanding that the Absolute Truth is the owner and enjoyer of everything, the Supreme Lord of everything, and the friend of everyone. By gaining this understanding, we can find contentment, realizing the presence of God within us and in everyone. When we are connected to the source of everything, filled with love and compassion, and care about the well-being of others, we experience inner peace.
In conclusion, we should strive to enjoy the journey of life and not take things too seriously all the time. Life will always have its ups and downs, but if our connection and faith in God are strong, we can effectively deal with problems. By anchoring ourselves in the understanding that our eternal self is always blissful and unaffected, we can face temporary problems with clarity and wisdom.
Life is a wonderful gift, and it would be a waste to spend it needlessly worrying. So, let go of worries and embrace the present moment, living and contributing fully to this precious life.