Presented by

Rodney Smith

Recorded:
5/24/2011
Location:
Seattle Insight Meditation Center
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Satipatthana Sutta, Third Foundation: Division Through Worry

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.