Reducing anxiety

Our thoughts based around our cultural beliefs are very much the catalyst for us holding on to negative emotions and struggling with anxiety. Those thoughts tie us into a set of beliefs that don’t form part of the spiritual process.

Sadly, walking a cultural path, doesn’t allow us to question why we’re taking that path and whether that path will help us on our own personal inner-journey. It never can. But we can let go of negative emotions and anxiety, by letting go of our conditioned beliefs and false thinking that tie us into our lives.

We must learn to channel our inner-thoughts, paying attention to what is going on inside our head, so that we become aware of our inner-dialogue. We must take a journey of self-exploration where we learn to concentrate on ourselves and use our emotions in a way that allows us to get to know ourselves better.

Once we also let go of the clutter that creates anxiety and we take a more spiritual path, we can begin to concentrate on the ‘whole.’ We must continue to simplify our life by removing the physical clutter before we can create better mental health. We must also think about the invisible force that’s around us and learn to bring empathy, compassion, tolerance and patience into the equation, so that those things become a part of us.

Feeling connected to something bigger than us, gives us a purpose and brings a sense of meaning into our lives. When we start to understand that everything around us is aligned and we know that ‘things happen for a reason’ we will start to take control of the things within our reach and will let go of the rest.

Being spiritual is a lifestyle choice that needs to have these values incorporated if it is going to work. The thing about spirituality is that kit keeps our lives real and that helps us connect back with our higher selves.

And speaking from my own experiences, when we have learned to accomplish it, it really does make a big difference.

3 Apr, 2018

6 thoughts on “Reducing anxiety

  1. I woke up this morning realizing I don’t have any idea of what path I’m really walking, which means that I don’t really have any direction right now, especially one that I would call my own.

    I like to use the term ‘rebel without a clue’ seeing as I have always been fighting against doing what everyone else wanted me to do, even when it was something that would have been in my own best interests.

    Self sabotage would be putting it mildly, seeing as not wanting to follow anyone else’s path, up to and including my higher powers has created more anxiety than was really necessary.

    The reality is that there is a lot I can do on my own to reduce my anxiety and of course I don’t have any clue as to how to do these things.

    I have a lot of choices to make since I know this will become a nightmare, but eventually it will work wonders in reducing the anxiety I have had to suffer through for such a very long time, by not following my own path.

    1. Thanks Randy. I love that you have eloquently answered yourself by explaining what you know you have to do. Now you just have to do it!

      I understand your reluctance, but without doing the very thing that helps you move on emotionally and also help lessen your anxiety, you’ll still be in the same position in a few weeks, months, even years.

      Sometimes things are obvious to us, sometimes they’re not, but we just have to have faith in ourselves and change certain aspects of our life.

      Nothing is as scary as we think. The apprehension is what makes it so.

  2. I believe that we are more responsible for our anxiety than we realise and this means we are also responsible for addressing it too.

    This realisation is the first step to listening to ourselves and taking control.

    1. Yes, you’re absolutely right. Basically we’re responsible for ourselves and as you say responsible for addressing our anxiety issues too.

      As with everything unless we come to realise and bring understanding into the equation, nothing will change. We’ve also got to want to change.

  3. Getting connected to something bigger than us, is surely the key to reducing anxiety. It sort of takes the weight from ourselves to something more encompassing, more universal.

    My longevity in this life may have something to do with my understanding of that.

    1. Thanks Tim. Yes, I agree. I think if more of us understood that, our attitudes to life and to each other would change.

      Sadly, we’ve become more earthly than spiritual. Our lives have become based on material worth and not on our universal understanding.

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