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Satipatthana Sutta, Third Foundation: Division Through Worry
2011-05-24 Satipatthana Sutta, Third Foundation: Division Through Worry 59:12
Rodney Smith
Worry attempts to protect us from every contingency. It becomes a pattern and view of life where I am the guardian and protector of my security. Worry is actually a process of self-affirmation because we keep affirming our power over what life brings forth. If I let down my guard, life would be chaotic and out of control, and therefore I need to worry to have everything turn out as I wish. Worry and planning elevates us to the status of a god while we are actually being controlled by fear.
In collection The Satipatthana Sutta

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