“According to Vedanta, there are only two symptoms of enlightenment, just two indications that a transformation is taking place within you toward a higher consciousness. The first symptom is that you stop worrying. Things don't bother you anymore. You become light-hearted and full of joy. The second symptom is that you encounter more and more meaningful coincidences in your life, more and more synchronicities. And this accelerates to the point where you actually experience the miraculous. (quoted by Carol Lynn Pearson in Consider the Butterfly)”
Following the path of happiness, am I following or just creating?, anyway whatever it is this is my version of following that urge to journey to the road to happiness. Following that path gives me many lessons. Today I will just tackle one lesson. There are so many if we are to google it, just like I did yesterday. But we could not do all those things with just one snap of our fingers, right? Let us have to be realistic and do things one step at a time.
Conquer worry with trust
We already learned that one way of becoming happy is dropping things that could hinder us to becoming happy. One of these things is worry. Too much worry makes us sick. Worry is carrying the mistakes of the past to the present. Worry is fearing that something bad is going to happen though things do not seem to go that way. Worry is just another name for fear. When we are worried, we could never be happy, right? How can we focus on the feeling of happiness when another emotion is bothering us. Thus we've got to let go of that worry. One way of dispatching worry is to trust the Higher Power- our God, that He is capable of making things right; that whatever is going to happen is under His care, whether it will happen on our advantage or not. If things happen in our advantage then it is for us; if it does not, then it means it is not for us and something greater is prepared for us. And we just have to wait for that thing to happen in our life in God's perfect time. Just let go and let God, as one aphorism wisely says.
I know this is not easy to do. Things that give so much satisfaction is not given easily. We have to work for it. But if we are able to do that thing the result is so sweet and soul-satisfying and gives us joy and happiness. I have this worry too. But I consider this as a reminder that my trust bucket is almost empty and I have to ask God to fill that bucket once again. And it feels so good when you know God answers prayer. So start now working on conquering worry with trust.