"A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man dies but once." Worry is a waste! In the past 30 years there have been a variety of studies on worry that have varied only slightly. Generally the findings are: 80% of what we worry about will never happen; of the remaining 20% we can do nothing about 17% of it. That leaves only 3% of valid worry... if there is such a thing.
None of us live life according to reality. We live life according to our perception of reality. "Two men looked out through prison bars, one saw mud the other saw stars." How we view or think about things determines how we experience our world. The most powerful part of our mind, the subconscious, determines our physical and emotional state. What we think about becomes input or a goal to the subconscious which acts immediately to accomplish that goal.
What trips many people up is the fact that the subconscious mind cannot tell the difference between what is real and what is imagined. It interprets everything we think about as reality and responds to it as such. Have you ever entered a dark room thinking someone might be in there who could frighten or hurt you? Your heart starts to pound, your muscles tighten, your nervous system releases adrenalin, all this happening ... then you turn on the light ... and no one is there. Well they might as well have been there.
You experienced all the physical and emotional responses that would have occurred if they were. It is our thoughts that create our experience. That is why many people say that we create our own reality. What is worry? I view worry as vividly imagining what we don't want to have happen. Now if we do that, worry, what is our subconscious going to do? Our subconscious will interpret those thoughts as a goal or having already occurred and help us feel and be as if it is reality. If we would vividly imagine what we WANT to have happen (some call this faith, visualization, positive imaging) the subconscious will do powerful, amazing yet natural things for us.
Lets not make life so hard. Worry is a Waste!