Words of wisdom that heal & nourish
Le Bistrot du Porc
A powerful cocktail against worrying
Worry is like a rocking chair,
it gives you something to do
but it gets you nowhere. i
A fool lies awake nights
worrying over many things;
Feeble is he when the morning breaks
and matters are still as before. ii
about things you can control,
will take it's toll
about things you cannot control,
and you will meet the devil in his hellhole. iii
My life has been full of terrible misfortunes
most of which never happened. iv
Some of your hurts you have cured
and the sharpest you have survived
but what torments of grief you endured
from the evil which never arrived. v
Do not worry about tomorrow,
for tomorrow will have its own worries.
Each day has enough trouble of its own. vi
Consider the mighty eagle.
He has no storeroom or barn.
But does he worry about his next meal?
Look at the speedy cheetah with her cub.
She has no support or protection.
But does she worry about tomorrow?
The birds in the sky
the animals on the land
the fish in the sea
It's no use to worry! iii
- A well-known saying
- Hávamál, The words of The High One in the Old Norse Edda
- Brigitte Franssen
- Michael de Montaigne
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1867
- Jesus Christ in The Bible, Matthew, 6:34