Sharing encouraging ideas….

6/27/13 Why worry? …. “If we have a problem and …..” advice from Shantideva, 8th Century



Shantideva why worry


Some “wisdom” Kathy is trying to keep in mind right now…

During “in-between times”….
when there may be a possible “problem” developing,
but not yet happening or certain…
to recognize and remember this  wisdom,
originally from Shantideva, in the 8th century,
rephrased by Jampa
“If we have a problem and can’t fix it, then worry solves nothing.
If we have a problem that can be fixed, why worry?”

And if we are in that period of time when we “don’t know” or are “uncertain,”
that “in-between” period,
to develop and use patience
and NOT  create imagined hypothetical scenarios or worries,
to rest calmly and steadily
during those periods of uncertainty

(now THAT  is ambitious, at least for some of us!
positive and helpful, but ambitious!)





Related Post  on Pocket Perspectives:  “Keeping our pets healthy and safe…guess how much we love you?”

Kathy, Peter and Julie’s  dog Denali ate parts of a grill cleaning brush on Monday night…..the vet will need to operate this afternoon  (Thursday in California) to remove the clump of bristles and plastic in her stomach.  Sooooo….. to keep going back to Shantideva’s advice and wisdom on that “card.”  Monday update…Denali died yesterday, of lung complications from the operations. Link to a Monday post honoring Nali: “Comfort….shhhhhh…it’s going to be okay… with time it will be okay”

Another post with helpful advice: “To not worry so much over things we have no control over”

9 responses

  1. Timeless words of wisdom. Worry robs us of energy and joy.

    June 27, 2013 at 10:39 am

  2. It sure does.
    Nali gets operated on this afternoon…shhhhh, kathy…..calm mind, steady mind… staying with this advice, as much as I can….

    June 27, 2013 at 11:15 am

  3. I hope Denali’s operation goes well!

    June 27, 2013 at 5:02 pm

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