Natural Ways to Deal with Anxiety
Posted on October 30 2017
Our world is changing quickly. Our behavior as a nation has been and is in question by so many throughout the world. Now we are inundated with the worry of a new disease (at least to us) namely Ebola. At times of great change anxiety levels increase.
The nature of anxiety is important to understand. It is anticipation of what MIGHT happen based often upon what HAS happened. When we act to reduce anxiety by becoming angry, controlling and not listening to others, we end up hurting others and hurting ourselves. Engaging in a pre-emptive battle/war does give us an outlet for revenge and the faulty view of making ourselves safe again. However, revenge and healing are opposing energies – one cannot be seeking revenge and have healing at the same time. It is very human and misdirected to dump our need for revenge on someone or group we think is lesser. The outcome is certain that way.
What makes this more difficult to sort out is that anxiety and excitement are very similar in our bodies. The experience is the same; adrenalin rushes, heartbeat quickens, breathing rate increases and a call to action follows. The difference is that anxiety is based upon worry about the future while excitement is felt in the present. War produces excitement as it is happening NOW. This shifts how we see the world and anxiety lessens for a while.
Bottom line is that this is a faulty way of becoming secure. This type of aggressiveness creates a thin film of safety which constantly must be kept up otherwise it fails miserably. By engaging in any aggressive act we mortgage our sons, daughters and many generations to come. No human can live in anxiety and peace at the same time. Fighting for peace is a failed policy – it just changes the cast of characters. Protesting for peace is another way of saying “fighting for peace”, just done differently. To have peace, we must live IN peace, trouble is great spiritual trust is needed. That all too human demon of anxiety is always nearby.
Therefore, turn-off the TV, take a couple of capsules of L-theanine, Relaxation Support, maybe add some L-5HTP or Adrenal Support. Enjoy the moment, give thanks for your life while bolstering yourself to deal with the world as it is. Be sure to tell people that are important to you, you love them.
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