You can do this by simply letting go of the expectation or the desire for the thing that you're worrying about happening
Sedona, AZ (PRWEB) February 19, 2009
Hale Dwoskin, featured teacher in "The Secret" and author of the New York Times best seller "The Sedona Method," reveals why worrying about the economy is the most self-destructive aspect of the bad economy, and how to end the worry for good.
It seems nearly anywhere you look -- newspapers, TV news, online -- the headlines continue to forecast a gloomy outlook for the U.S. economy. Americans are, in turn, following suit, with 75 to 80 percent reporting a negative evaluation of the U.S. economy, according to a Gallup poll.
Another 40 percent of Americans say they are currently worrying about money, according to a late December 2008 poll by Gallup.
While feeling uncertain amidst the current economic climate is certainly understandable, the worry that is surrounding many Americans is grounds for concern in and of itself. Fear, anxiety, worry and any other negative emotion that enters someone's mind can cause them to freeze up, over-react, and exist in a state of general unrest and tension.
On a practical level this may cause them to panic and make unwise moves with their investments. Or it may cause them to be overly cautious and miss out on a professional opportunity, or stay in a job that they find unfulfilling when perhaps a better one is out there right now. And it may certainly end up making people feel like they must hunker down with the rest of the nation and brace for a turn toward the worse, financially speaking.
This mindset is easily damaging to people's emotional health and happiness on a personal level. And it's also damaging to the economy as a whole, because if nearly everyone believes the economy is bad, it will continue to give us what we're looking for.
"Whenever we worry about anything, we are holding in mind the opposite of what we truly desire," says Hale Dwoskin, CEO and director of training of Sedona Training Associates. "Whenever we worry we are picturing the very thing we're afraid of happening. So the more we worry the more we are contributing to the problem both personally and for the world."
As Lester Levenson, the inspiration behind The Sedona Method, said, "Fear, and it will appear."
Quite literally, the more time people spend worrying about the economy, the more they bring those negative thoughts into reality. Their thoughts actually manifest into daily life, so people need to redirect thoughts to positive ones -- and doing this first means letting go of the negative ones, including fears.
"To break this cycle notice what you're afraid of," Dwoskin says. "In other words, if you're afraid of falling, what you are picturing is falling and that's what you're holding in mind. Once you recognize what you're afraid of you can check to see what expectation is built into the fear. Once you see the expectation you can much more easily let it go.
"You can do this by simply letting go of the expectation or the desire for the thing that you're worrying about happening," he continues. "You can also do this by welcoming the feeling of fear and choosing to drop it.
"Keep in mind that you always have a choice. A choice of how to think and how to react … or not react," Dwoskin adds. "You are not the thoughts in your head or the sometimes stressful situations that surround them, but if you worry you treat yourself as though you are. Only when you learn to let go will you be able to transcend your worries and fears and instead exist in a place full of optimism, hope and peace."
To move past worry, people must stop resisting it and then let it go using The Sedona Method.
For those who are new to The Sedona Method, they can listen
free right now to a powerful new introductory release: http://www.sedona.com/html/money-release.aspx
This previously unpublished recording was made by Hale Dwoskin at one of his recent 7-Day Retreats and is a must-listen for anyone experiencing any type of fear and anxiety in relation to this economy.
For more insights on the topic of releasing, go to http://www.Sedona.com.
Please also note that Hale Dwoskin, New York Times Best-Selling author of "The Sedona Method", featured expert in the film and New York Times bestseller "The Secret," and CEO and Director of Training of Sedona Training Associates, is available for interviews.
Sedona Training Associates is an organization that teaches courses based on the emotional releasing techniques originated by Hale Dwoskin's mentor, Lester Levenson. Dwoskin is an international speaker and featured faculty member at Esalen and the Omega Institute. For over a quarter century, he has regularly been teaching The Sedona Method techniques to individuals and corporations throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Visit http://www.Sedona.com.