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We can plan for the future, but we must live in the present and let go of anxiety and worries about what might be. -- Robert Alan Silverstein

The key to living a 'better world lifestyle' is to set our sites on where we want to be, but focus on where we are NOW, and take each step, moment by moment. The past is past. The future will come when it comes. We are here in the present. We can learn from the past. Where we can, we can try to mend our relationships and do what we can to create a better world. But where there is nothing we can do, we have to let it go. We have to let ourselves live, free of the burdens of guilt, and regret and anger. We can plan for the future, but we must live in the present and let go of anxiety and worries about what might be. -- Robert Alan Silverstein

"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.
-- Maya Angelou

"What's the use of worrying?
It never was worth while,
So pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag,
And smile, smile, smile.
-- George Asaf

The way to happiness --
keep your heart free from hate, your mind free from worry, live simply, expect little, give much.
-- Carol Borges

A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn;
it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man's brow.
-- Charles Brower

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future,
or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
-- Buddha

“Softly and kindly remind yourself, ''I cannot own anything.'' It is a valuable thought to keep in mind as you struggle to improve your financial picture, worry about investments, and plan how to acquire more and more. It is a universal principle which you are part of. You must release everything when you truly awaken. Are you letting your life go by in frustration and worry over not having enough? If so, relax and remember that you only get what you have for a short period of time. When you awaken you will see the folly of being attached to anything.”
- Wayne Dyer

* “...the world is a giant community now. This excuse of distance, time, doesn’t work...We’re all so connected. We can’t spend every second of our lives worrying about another family miles away but we somehow have to factor it in where we can."
-- Ralph Fiennes

Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
-- Benjamin Franklin

Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
-- Robert Fulghum

"When we bear witness, when we become the situation — homelessness, poverty, illness, violence, death — the right action arises by itself. We don’t have to worry about what to do. We don't have to figure out solutions ahead of time. Peacemaking is the functioning of bearing witness. Once we listen with our entire body and mind, loving action arises.
-- Bernie Glassman

 

* "When food becomes scarce, refugees often turn to desperate measures to feed themselves and their families. We are particularly worried about the health of the refugee population, domestic violence and refugees resorting to illegal employment or even to prostitution, just to put enough food on the table."
~ Antonio Guterres, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, 2005-

This is a very important practice. Live your daily life in a way that you never lose yourself. When you are carried away with your worries, fears, cravings, anger, and desire, you run away from yourself and you lose yourself. The practice is always to go back to oneself.
-- Thich Nhat Hanh

Many of us worry about the situation of the world . . . We need to remain calm, to see clearly. Meditation is a means to be aware, and to try to help.
-- Thich Nhat Hanh

* We know the poison from the radioactive dump will go down under the ground and leak into the water. We drink from this water. The animals drink from this water. We're worried that the animals will become poisoned, and we'll become poisoned in our turn.
-- Eileen Kampakuta Brown & The Kungka Tju

When we eat vegetarian foods,
we needn't worry about what kind of disease our food died from; this makes a joyful meal!
-- John Harvey Kellogg, M.D.

A man ninety years old was asked to what he attributed his longevity.
I reckon, he said, with a twinkle in his eye,
it because most nights I went to bed and slept when I should have sat up and worried.
-- Dorothea Kent

* Solutions and technologies exist to provide clean, affordable drinking water anywhere in the world. These solutions will save lives, reduce financial burdens, foster peace, and relieve millions of people from worrying about their next drink of water.
-- Jewel Kilcher

“Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.”
- Lao Tzu

What worries you, masters you.
-- John Locke

Worrying is like paying on a debt that may never come due. -- Will Rogers

"I've always had a really developed sense of justice. As a child, I would rotate my dolls' dresses for fear that they might come alive at midnight and one of them would always have the best dress on. Whatever it was that made me worry about my dolls I suppose has paid off in my career because, really, an actor is all about empathy and imagination. And those are the cornerstones of activism.
-- Susan Sarandon

Of course, some will say the goal [of abolition] is a utopian dream of human perfection. We needn't worry. There will be more than enough sins left for everyone to commit after we have taken nuclear bombs away from ourselves.
-- Jonathan Schell

 

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