Worry stones are smooth, polished gemstones usually in the shape of an oval with a thumb-sized indentation. They are also known as thumb stones or palm stones. They originated in Ancient Greece. Held between the index finger and thumb, rubbing them is believed to lessen one's worries.
This action is a type of stim which can often create feelings of calmness and reduce stress levels. They enjoyed relatively large popularity in the 1970s. They are also believed to have originated in Tibet, for the same usage. (see Lobsang Rampa's books for further information). Also Wiccans and other Neo-Pagans use worry stones and they are sold in pagan shops online.
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Famous quotes containing the words stone and/or worry:
“Ye could not know where lies a thing so fair,
No stone is there to show, no tongue to say,
What was; no dirge, except the hollow seas,
Mourns oer the beauty of the Cyclades.”
—George Gordon Noel Byron (17881824)
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?”
—Bible: New Testament, Matthew 6:25.26.