So here's the problem for me.
I worry about myself and things I can't control.
I worry about others that I love ... people I also cannot control.
I tend to think of the worst possible outcome and worry about that happening.
Feeling it and suffering over something that hasn't even happened.
Not good for the body at all. Gee. When did I become such a control freak? I've always been one?
So. I am issuing a proclamation.
I am not going to worry about you(*) anymore. I am not going to overthink everything and dwell on the "what ifs" of your decisions, choices, outcomes, LIFE. I am going to concentrate on my own life, my own choices, my own situation, because as I look at someone else's all the time, I neglect my own. I stay stuck.
You have to navigate your own life and have been making your own decisions in your own way for a long time, without my input... often doing the opposite of what I might suggest. So I am not going to worry about what happens because of that. It is YOUR life to do with as you will. To learn, to grow, to discover. If you choose wrongly and feel pain, I cannot stop that. I couldn't even if I wanted to. It's a part of the natural order of things. No one is stopping my pain when I choose wrong, if I choose wrong. And I can't stop anyone else's pain or discomfort. That very pain is supposed to shape you and teach you. Hopefully anyway.
We all need to find the path that is right for us. No one can provide the right path for someone else.
*The "you" is anyone I may be worrying about at the time!
Okay .... now go and live it!