No announcement yet.

Worrying About the Economy is the Most Self-Destructive Aspect of the Bad Economy:...

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Worrying About the Economy is the Most Self-Destructive Aspect of the Bad Economy:...

    Worrying About the Economy is the Most Self-Destructive Aspect of the Bad Economy: How to End It

    It seems nearly anywhere you look -- newspapers, TV news,online -- the headlines continue to forecast a gloomy outlook for the U.S.economy. Americans are, in turn, following suit, with 75 to 80 percent reporting a negative evaluation of the U.S.economy, according to a Gallup poll.

    Another 40 percent of Americans say they are currently worrying about money, according to a late December 2008 poll by Gallup,indicating that fears are still high.

    While feeling uncertain amidst the current economic climate is certainly understandable, the worry that is surrounding many Americans is grounds for concern in and of itself. Fear, anxiety, worry and any other negative emotion that comes to your mind can cause you to freeze up,over-react, and exist in a state of general unrest and tension.

    On a practical level this may cause you to panic and make unwise moves with your investments.Or it may cause you to be overly cautious and miss out on a professional opportunity, or stay in a job that you find unfulfilling when perhaps a better one is out there right now. And it may certainly end up making you feel like you must hunker down with the rest of the nation and brace for a turn toward the worse,financially speaking.

    This mindset is easily damaging to your emotional health and happiness on a personal level. And it’s also damaging to the economy as a whole, because if nearly everyone believes the economy is bad, it will continue to give us what we’re looking for.

    “Whenever we worry about anything, we are holding in mind the opposite of what we truly desire,” says Hale Dwoskin, CEO and director of training of Sedona Training Associates. “Whenever we worry we are picturing the very thing we're afraid of happening. So the more we worry the more we are contributing to the problem both personally and for the world.”

    As Lester Levenson, the inspiration behind The Sedona Method,said, 'Fear, and it will appear.'

    Quite literally, the more time you spend worrying about the economy, the more you bring those negative thoughts into your reality. Your thoughts actually manifest into your daily life, so you need to redirect your thoughts to positive ones -- and doing this first means letting go of the negative ones, including your fears.

    “To break this cycle notice what you're afraid of,” Dwoskin says. “In other words, if you're afraid of falling, what you are picturing is falling and that's what you're holding in mind. Once you recognize what you're afraid of you can check to see what expectation is built into the fear. Once you see the expectation you can much more easily let it go.”

    “You can do this by simply letting go of the expectation or the desire for the thing that you're worrying about happening,” he continues.“You can also do this by welcoming the feeling of fear and choosing to drop it.”

    Keep in mind that you always have a choice. A choice of how to think and how to react or not react. You are NOT the thoughts in your head or the sometimes stressful situations that surround them, but if you worry you treat yourself as though you are. Only when you learn to let go will you be able to transcend your worries and fears and instead exist in a place full of optimism,hope and peace.
    Purchase Letting Go Movie on DVD
    Purchase Beyond Letting Go
    Purchase The Sedona Method Course
    Learn The Sedona Method in 2 hours.