“[T]oday I speak of trust. Observe how the thought patterns of worries and concerns of all kinds seem to assault you again and again. These concerns come, in fact, from beliefs contrary to trust.” Choose Only Love bk.3, 3:I
We would not worry so much if we trusted more. If we trusted in God. We do know that most of what we worry about never, ever, comes to pass. How much better we could live if we dropped worry and replaced it with trust!
We can’t just determine to drop worry and concerns. We need to edge these negative thoughts out of the mind with something more powerful. The perfect alternative to worry/concerns is trust that a good God doesn’t mean us harm and, instead, is showering love on us just all the time. He is, you know. The bad things in life don’t come from God, but from our own misguided notions and ideas. We use our free will to make for chaos, and chaos finds us.
Drop chaos when we drop worries and concerns. Let trust in God, the first prerequisite for a teacher of God (according to A Course in Miracles), take their place. Then, even if bad things happen, we won’t feel them nearly so much.
We will have a faith in things ethereal and permanent that overshadow, and sometimes negate, the transient things of this world.