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Worry is only an illusion

 If you look into worries, you will observe that they arise out of deep ignorance of the truth that Existence is running the whole show. If you look, you will see that all worries are mere illusion. You can understand this by observing what happens at the time of death. When you are alive, you may have one hundred worries, but suppose you are dying. At that moment, how many worries do you think will dominate you the way they did earlier? Surely only one worry will be foremost – that you are going to die. None of the earlier worries will exert any great influence. All the outer world situations remain the same, but still the worries disappear! Only loving thoughts remain for the people around you who are dear to you.

How is this possible? It is possible only because your worries were never a part of you in the first place. They were merely a part of your mind. They were nothing solid. If they were solid, they would definitely exert some amount of influence over you at the time of your death as well.

The nature of worry is such that it always goes behind something that is not present. If you have wealth, it will go after relationships. If you have relationships, it will go after education. If you have education it will go after good looks. If everything is present, it will suspect what IS!

A small story: One man was slipping in and out of a coma for several months and yet his wife faithfully stayed by his bedside, day and night.

 One night he opened his eyes and started talking

to her. He told her in a soft voice, ‘I was just thinking… you have been with me through all the bad times. When I got fired, you were there to support me. When my business failed, you were

there. When we lost the house, you gave me support. When my health started failing, you were still by my side. You know what I think?’

The wife asked, ‘What do you think?’

The man replied, ‘I think you’re bad luck.’

Worry is always trained to see the black spot on the white wall! That is the problem. Not only that, even our seemingly solid worries can easily be proven to be illusory.

Let me tell you another small story:

A disciple went to the master and said, ‘Master, I am very keen to renounce the world. However, I am very worried about what will happen to my family. They will not be able to take it.’

The master listened to him and said, ‘Alright, I will teach you a yogic secret  that you can use to cause death.’

The disciple agreed and he went through the process and died. His family members started crying and shouting.

The master walked in and saw the scene. He told them, ‘I know the way to bring him back to life, but one of you has to be willing to die in his place. Which of you would like to volunteer?’

The disciple was shocked to see that not one of them volunteered, including the man’s wife. They all simply gave some reason why they couldn’t volunteer.

Finally they said, ‘It’s ok. We will manage without him.’ In reality if we track our worries, we will not be able to find any truth in them! That is the truth.

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