No matter what happens, never will I indulge in idle worry of pessimistic speculation. For the more one indulges in worry and pessimistic speculation, the more real and actual such worries and speculations become.
In the heart and mind of the Universal Spirit, otherwise called God or Buddha, there is no place for negative mental attributes such as worry and pessimism; there is place only for truth, goodness, and beauty. As a member of the pinnacle of evolutionary creation, the human race, I am directly connected to the divine. So, it serves me no purpose to worry or harbor pessimism over mundane affaires.
Failure to live up to what is to be expected of the pinnacle of creation is the epitome of human shame. Only when we humans are fulfilling the promise of our humanity are we capable of experiencing happiness.
Therefore, that I may bring myself closer to the heart and mind of the divine and to its power, I shall not squander my life on useless worry or pessimistic speculation. I shall exalt in living righteously, in accordance with Truth.
– Nakamura Tempū (from Verses for Recitation)