This is part 2 in a double-take poem about worry, dissecting worry in all the ways we often make worry work against us. And the powerful ways we could make it work for us.
Part 1 is right here.
Worry is a friend in disguise –
underneath its ramblings – just wanting us to feel safe,
connected and loved.
Worry is an ally,
pointing out pitfalls,
potholes and pain points.
Worry is a relentless teacher,
spurring us on to look through the fog,
behind the confines of what’s comfortable to us.
Worry is a grounder,
forcing us to get better at standing up for ourselves,
stepping out of the hamster wheel of draining thoughts.
Worry is a horizon-widener,
challenging us to finding a fresh invigorating perspective
and an empowering story to tell ourselves.
Worry is a connector,
driving us to reach out to other people that have been there too,
for their ideas, their insights, their helpful experience.
Worry is an action-activator,
needing us to put our assumptions to the test,
because that’s the only place we can learn what works and what doesn’t.
Worry is a decision-booster,
emboldening us to make up our own minds
and cut through the draining chatter in our minds.
Worry is a clarity-forger,
demanding us to draw our own lines,
so we can wholeheartedly live our colorful truth.
Worry is a shape-shifter,
being what we make it to be,
taking as much room as we decide to give it.
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