Worry, being the most subtle and destructive of all human diseases, gives birth to lingering fear which proves to be the most disintegrating enemy of the human personality? Worry word itself is derived from an old Anglo-Saxon word, which means 'to choke'. The long-held habitual worry is comparable to a situation wherein a person's throat is pressed hard, cutting off the flow of vital energy, prana. If worry or fear is allowed to linger on, the associated thoughts tend to sink deep into our sub-conscious mind. Such thought currents in the sub-conscious mind are highly destructive, and often damage the clear vision of even an apparently normal person.
Now, the question is that: Were we born with this habit of worrying? No? Rather, we acquired it as we grew. Therefore, it can be disowned too, gradually, with the growth of our psychological self. Man is truly powerful to change any habit, just as any acquired attitude can be changed for the better. Thus, the modern plague of anxiety is supposed to be tackled through some higher means: the methodology which has the power and potential to unite us with the inner core, our intrinsic self.
The reality is that our real nature, the self within, is Sachchidananda: pure knowledge, pure existence, and pure bliss? Thus, in no circumstance, are we supposed to succumb to the worry-habit. A two-fold approach is needed to break this habit. First, learn to empty your mind to establish the room for God's grace. Secondly, follow it up by cultivating faith. Emptying the mind of negative thought currents and destructive forces presupposes learning of meditation on light of consciousness through the divine eye. The more one meditates, the quicker the clogged mind is drained of worry and fearful thoughts. The mind learns to remain absorbed in the realisation of soul, the fragmented part of the Super Soul – the ultimate source of bliss.
Remember, no negativity can face the all-effacing power of this resplendent light of Self? This mighty light of consciousness does not allow the mind to be clogged with fear and worrying thoughts. Therefore, make meditation a daily affair and persist with it giving it the same importance as you give to your biological needs. Soon you will notice your mind drained off of worry and anxiety-thoughts.
Faith is the next vital trait that should be carefully nurtured and nourished? Regularity in meditation builds up faith in the all-merciful Lord, whose dispensation is flawless and hence does no wrong. If one is persistent with meditation, the sense of doership is erased from his mind. Then on, failures do not upset him; success does not fill him with pride.
A human being is endowed with many powerful thoughts? These thoughts are both our friends and foes. The faculty of discrimination, sublimated through meditation, helps in sieving the right and beneficial one. It's the meditation on the light of consciousness that helps us fill our mind with healthy thoughts, thoughts of faith with no room for negative thoughts like fear. If one is steady in his routine of meditation, as advised by the spiritual master (only that Master who blesses you with divine eye to behold pure consciousness), his mind is sure to be filled with thoughts of God's power.
This eternal technique of aligning with the Supreme Being helps one sublimate his mind, which hitherto has been saturated with apprehension and defeating thoughts. In the process, the 'real you' will emerge and saturate your subconscious mind with positive and creative thoughts.