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Just Jot It Jan 20 – Transcendence


Worry. What good does it do us? And yet we all do it. It’s what keeps us up at night, and makes us walk into rooms with no idea what we are there for. Because it causes us stress – the kind that separates our minds from what we should be focusing on.

From Pinterest

From Pinterest

I believe happiness can be found in the lack of seeking it. So I strive to be content with what I have. But I think true contentedness can only be found through the ability to transcend worry. To worry is to imagine the worst for the future. If this is true, then the answer is to live in the present. Not only to fully appreciate what I have right here and now — relatively clean air to breathe, simply that I am alive — but to fully concentrate on what I am doing at any given moment. In that moment, there can be no worry.

I have to strive to stop looking ahead to what might be. And love what is now.


Thank you to Deborah of Notes Tied on the Sagebrush for our prompt word today, “Transcendent.” Please give her a visit and read her latest post here:

And don’t forget to check out the JusJoJan prompt here, to read all the other posts and to join in!

Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

25 thoughts on “Just Jot It Jan 20 – Transcendence

  1. I wish I could be like that but I would worry if I didn’t have something to worry about! πŸ™‚


  2. wise words , wise woman!

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  3. Wise words. I can be a dreadful worrier at times but am gradually learning there is no point in worrying over anything I cannot control, or worrying about the past which I cannot change.


  4. Gee Linda, you getting all wise on us! Like your thoughts!


  5. “Worry, but know that worrying is like trying to solve algebra problems by chewing bubble gum.”

    – Baz Luhrmann: Everyone’s Free To Wear Sunscreen


  6. Very wise. I find it hard to do though. I’ve been worried and pre-occupied this January and have only gotten around to writing for Just Jot It now.


  7. It is hard not to worry or have some fears. I know that from my own life. The thing is we don’t really have much control over what will happen and when. But it is hard to just let go of worry and thinking and stay focused on the present moment too.


  8. It’s real and it’s important, and it’s hard. ❀


  9. This was a great post and something that got me to stop and ponder.


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