One of the killers in modern days is 'Worry'. It consumes a significant amount of our time without even knowing about it. There are very interesting quotes about Worry:
"Worry is interest paid on trouble before it is due"
"Worry is like sitting in a rocking chair; it keeps you busy but never takes you anywhere"
Among negative emotions "Worry" has the most devastating effect on our health such as high blood pressure, tooth decay, ulcer, blockages and many more modern ailments. A common man has no idea about harboring this deadly habit and suffers by its effect. A very simple way this worry habit can be changed is illustrated in the following anecdote:
I remember a story:
A king asked his ministers to tell him one solution for all problems of life and told them if not within a specified time they will be beheaded. The team sat and deliberated whole day & night for many days, but could not arrive at any answer. On the last day night they saw one of their youngest minister sitting happily. When they enquires him he said he knew the solution already but refused to explain but wrote in a small piece of paper and gave it to the king who in turn kept it inside his ring. The other ministers were happy that this guy saved their life.
The king forgot this event, waged a war later, defeated and chased by the enemy to kill him. He escaped to a cliff and could not go beyond. Under desperation he remembered the 'solution for all problems' and opened from his ring and it read "This too will pass away". This gave a clarity to him and he had a sense of freedom. The enemies could not find him and he escaped. Later he waged a war against them and won the war. There was a great celebration as he was a victor. While he proudly walked in red carpet his ring was twinkling. He opened it and saw 'This too will pass away'. The king got the message as the solution for all I'll is recognising 'All are transient' and will pass away; nothing can be permanent.