Overcoming Your Fear of Anxiety
I’m actually a little hesitant to write about this subject because there’s anxiety and then there’s ANXIETY.
I’m not going to be getting into the form of anxiety that goes with a severe depression or bi-polar situation.
I do know quite a bit about it because someone extremely close to me battles it.
However, through that experience and knowledge, I know that one article on the Internet isn’t going to amount to a hill of beans in terms of helping someone suffering in this way to feel any better.
Depression or bi-polar issues need a personal hands-on approach with someone who knows how to provide real help… real solutions.
That’s just my honest opinion… if you suffer in this manner, my heart goes out to you in a way I can’t express in words. Just know that you can learn to live a productive life (although it does require a tremendous amount of effort and “want-to”) in a society that doesn’t even try to understand what it is that you’re experiencing inside.
By the way, you can even find ways to balance yourself without the heavy sedation. Start looking into the way certain foods and a lack of exercise affect your body and mind (you may want to try seeing a chiropractor who deals with how minerals/metals effect you as a start).
Do We Know Too Much?
With that said, let me get back to the point of today’s message regarding overcoming your fear of anxiety.
The anxiety I’m speaking about here is not the absolutely terrifying anxiety involved with bipolar/depression. I’m talking about the more “small-time” feelings of general worry that most every human being feels.
I believe that as the world has gotten smaller, the anxiety has risen. We now know not only about the problems facing our local community, we know about the issues occurring half way around the world.
I believe we almost know too much today. And that knowledge can bring on a paralyzing feeling of anxiety, worry, and powerlessness.
All the talk of war, poverty, and death from all corners of the Earth can’t be helping your consciousness, now can it?
And then there’s all the issues in your personal life:
What if your sixteen –old-son hurts himself or someone else in a car accident?
Have you taught your teenage daughter enough values to help her thwart the boys?
Do your parents really know how important they are to you… how much you love them?
Will you make enough money this year?
Will that debt ever get paid off?
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I could probably list a million awful thoughts that go through your mind every day, right?
All this adds up to a bad case of anxiety. Anxiety means you’re worrying about it all… which leads to a feeling of powerlessness… which often leads to a feeling of inadequacy.
One practical idea I have for you is to ignore all the so-called “news” for awhile. Am I really telling you not to pay attention to what’s going on in the world? Yes, at least until you can get a grip again ;-) Most of what they call “news” is only fear mongering anyway, so cleanse yourself of “all the terrible things out there” for now.
For now, begin to center all your attention on yourself and your inner being. Pay attention to what you’re telling yourself. If you listen quietly enough, you’ll begin to hear solutions to your anxiety that only you could ever know.
There was a time when I was a stressed out salesperson. I thought I was doomed to a lifetime of anxiety and hopelessness. Until I began looking within and centering on my desire for spiritual growth and inner peace.
Only then was I able to tell myself that a change was needed and to figure out what that adjustment should be. It wasn’t easy at first, but I was able to transition out of sales and into building websites, which I absolutely love doing.
I realize that there are all forms of anxiety and that you may have a completely different issue than the quick example I just provided.
Here’s the bottom line, though. In your desire for overcoming your fear of anxiety, I don’t personally believe that you’re going to find it by looking outside of yourself.
I’m not saying that talking to someone can’t help… it may be exactly what you need and maybe you should do that. Ultimately, though, even that involves someone else helping you to uncover what’s going on inside your spiritual self.
No one has the answers for overcoming your fear of anxiety but you. All that matters right now is that you figure it out.
If my words help you a little, great. If talking to someone helps you, great. If meditation helps you, great. If going to the top of a mountain to think helps you, great.
You get my point? This involves getting to the heart of why you’re feeling anxious, not any “magic words” I or anyone else can give you.
Only you have the magic words to heal your soul. After all, aren’t those words really coming from a conversation between you and God?
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