25 Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
28 So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
31 Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
“Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things.” - Matthew 6:34
It’s very natural to worry and be fearful about the future because it’s unforeseen and practically uncontrollable.
But as we all know, there’re a lot of things that we can’t really control and sometimes it just gets too frustrating worrying about those things.
One thing that can help keep your worry at bay is staying present in each moment’s experience as it’s nearly impossible to get anxious when your mind is in the here and now.
Mindfulness is a technique that involves paying attention to the present moment without judgment. When we practice mindfulness, we become more aware of our thoughts and feelings, and we learn to observe them without getting caught up in them.
One of the ways that mindfulness can help us worry less is by increasing our awareness of our thoughts and feelings. When we are mindful, we are more likely to notice when we are starting to worry, and we can then choose to redirect our attention to the present moment instead of getting caught up in our worries.
Mindfulness also helps us to develop a different relationship with our thoughts. Instead of identifying with our thoughts and believing that they are true, we learn to see them as mental events that come and go. This can help us to let go of unhelpful thoughts and worries and to focus our attention on what is happening in the present moment.
Research has shown that practicing mindfulness can reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression and improve overall well-being. By cultivating mindfulness, we can learn to worry less and live more fully in the present moment.
With love and gratitude,
𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙙𝙛𝙪𝙡 𝙡𝙞𝙫𝙞𝙣𝙜, 𝙟𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙣𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙜𝙞𝙛𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙤 𝙛𝙚𝙚𝙡 𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙙, 𝙜𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙙, 𝙜𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙛𝙪𝙡 , 𝙙𝙚𝙚𝙥𝙡𝙮𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙣𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙨𝙚 𝙬𝙝𝙤 𝙢𝙖𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙢𝙤𝙨𝙩