Is Worry Worth It?
The French Renaissance philosopher Michel de Montaigne who stated “My life has been filled with terrible misfortune; most of which never happened” may have really been onto something!
To worry is to ruminate. Ruminate comes from the Latin word Ruminari which means “to chew the cud.”  In our minds we can see that cow chewing and chewing and chewing on the same piece of cud till it is nothing but a liquid mush. Disgusting eh? That is what happens in our minds. We ruminate on negative events, things that have a small likelihood to occur, or things we can’t change until our brains become a liquid mess.
So how is rumination productive? The answer is IT IS NOT.
The late Author, Earl Nightingale , estimates that:
Reframe those worries and rest your mind.
 The Essence of Success by Earl Nightingale, 2007
1/16/2017 03:50:49 pm
I REALLY needed to read this today! Thanks for helping me take a load off my mind!
1/16/2017 05:55:10 pm
I was blown away when reading the research on what it means to worry and how much we do it. I think back on this often.
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