Do thoughts have to stop our forward momentum?  Thoughts are thoughts.  Actions are actions. Why do intrusive, negative thoughts or worries have to directly affect what we do?  Do we all of the sudden become physically paralyzed when our brain is having a negative thought?  Experiment and see if you can move  and go forward regardless of what is going on in your head.  See if you can separate the 2.  How cool would it be to be able to move, do, and live regardless of what is going on upstairs even if the thought is or seems relevant.  You talk about being free!!