search engine by freefind



Return to Meditations

 Don’t worry about it!


In 1988 (and again in 2013, 2015, and 2017--many similar challenges are coming up) I was going through a time of great transition  (I retired in 2016) and was worried about everything: finding a new job (or letting go of a former job), my grandmother’s (or in-law’s) care, many friends’ well-being, maintaining a love relationship for myself, money for bills, the world’s chaos, and cleaning my messy house! I was an emotional wreck.


I went out on a walk with my mind completely a jumble of distressing thoughts. I was praying and asking God for a sign—please help me understand. Shortly after I looked over towards a truck that was parked on the street and on the rear wooden bumper were engraved the words: DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT! I was astonished! All my thoughts stopped and I smiled. Ah…I could let go of all my concerns. Just trust that things would work out—for me and everyone else. Believe it or not, on that same walk I found a medallion with an inscription on it that said:


It only takes one person to

change your life….YOU!

path to happiness


As a postscript—about 30 years later—many things did work out for the best. I didn’t starve, the house did get cleaned, and I did find a wonderful job and a loving companion, and my crazy thinking improved!


It is safe to let go and relax.

It is safe to let go of the illusion of control.

There is nothing to fear!

FEAR = False Evidence Appearing Real

Be happy for this moment--it is your life!

Do not dwell on the past.

Do not dwell on the future.

Concentrate the mind on the present moment.

NOW! No past. No future.

Pay a visit to:

Overcoming Your Obstacles to a Healthful Style Of Living Worksheet

Do you experience overwhelming circumstances and can't achieve a healthier weight?

Getting to Know Your Stress and How to Management It


             Copyright © 2001-2018 Bob Wilson BS, DTR  All Right Reserved. Articles are for personal use only. Please request permission for other uses. Thanks!