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The host of a radio show features old-time, popular music. He intersperses the music with snippets of philosophical musings, humor, and stories. These are to illustrate the theme uniting the coming three or four music selections.

Recently, he chose worry as the theme for his next musical segment. For spice, he told two stories.

The first was of a young man restlessly pacing the floor of his apartment, until late into the night. Finally, he reached a decision. He marched down the stairs to his landlord’s apartment and pounded on the door. No answer. So he continued pounding. Eventually, a very tired and cross landlord threw open the door. “Well, what is it?”

“I can’t pay the rent!” the young man blurted.

“You woke me at two a.m. to tell me that?” the landlord barked. “Why couldn’t it wait till morning?”

The other replied, “I saw no reason to worry alone.”

You undoubtedly have many of your own reasons to worry. That is the nature of life. When things pound away at you, fast and furious, you may go upstairs to the Mᴀʜᴀɴᴛᴀ, the Inner Master, to share your concerns. Unlike the landlord, he does not worry. He can, in fact, relieve you of your worries, to help you where you cannot.

The radio host’s second story on worry ran like this:

A fierce thunderstorm raged outside a cottage. A howling wind tore off branches, hail pelted windows, breaking some. The cymbals of thunder rattled the modest home.

Inside the cottage, a young woman huddled. She listened fearfully to nature’s tempest and shouted above the din.

“What’s going to happen?”

Her question was addressed to her husband, whose face betrayed not a bit of worry. Rather, he was calm. A knowing smile traced his lips.

“Don’t worry,” he said, “we’re only renting.”

There is a certain logic in that, because he regarded the house as someone else’s loss, should it come to that. In a real sense, he was like an ECK chela who understands the transitory nature of material things. Only Soul is substantial. It lives beyond time and space. It is eternal. It does not worry.

Each ECK initiation is a stage in reaching the state of consciousness where worry ceases to dominate an individual.

Many of people’s daily worries arise from old lessons ignored or forgotten. People do the same old things that have caused them problems before, in personal relationships, in finances, in health, and the like. So the same old troubles come calling. Others often see these people throwing a karmic boomerang again and again that predictably blindsides them just as many times.

A clinical psychologist who hosts a popular radio show runs into such callers repeatedly.

She advises, “If you press A, and B happens, and you don’t want B to happen, don’t press A!” But it is surprising how often a caller balks at the advice. Old habits die hard, like clichés.

You certainly do have all kinds of responsibilities, which can carry with them many worries, like enemy soldiers hiding inside a Trojan horse.

Remember to call upon the Mᴀʜᴀɴᴛᴀ, your champion. He will help you overcome all your worries.

So, don’t worry!

—Sri Harold Klemp

Next time worry aims to ruin a good day, try this spiritual exercise:

Take a few moments to ask your best friend (the Mᴀʜᴀɴᴛᴀ) if there is some habit at play behind the scenes. Might he help you discover the antidote?

Very likely so. Tip: Remember to say, “May the blessings be” with your whole heart.