Letting Go of Anxiety

 

Letting Go of Anxiety

 

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When night has fallen, you know with certainty that the dawn will come.

For that reason, night does not frighten you, because you know you will use it to rest your body and your mind.

The night is welcomed.

Scientists tell you how important it is to let go of your anxieties when night comes, so you can allow yourself to rejuvenate. The degree of rejuvenation is based on how completely you can let go of what you couldn’t accomplish, what didn’t go right, of unsolved conflicts and unfound love.

Tonight, as you rest your head on a soft pillow, remind yourself: “Today, I did all that I could do.”

It is a simple way of accepting your humanness. You are born to be human. You have that right.When night has fallen, you know with certainty that the dawn will come.

For that reason, night does not frighten you, because you know you will use it to rest your body and your mind.

The night is welcomed.

Scientists tell you how important it is to let go of your anxieties when night comes, so you can allow yourself to rejuvenate. The degree of rejuvenation is based on how completely you can let go of what you couldn’t accomplish, what didn’t go right, of unsolved conflicts and unfound love.

Tonight, as you rest your head on a soft pillow, remind yourself: “Today, I did all that I could do.”

It is a simple way of accepting your humanness. You are born to be human. You have that right.

From: Kiss Your Life... 365 Reasons to Love Who You Are

Reason: 86  Page: 104

By: Ann Mody Lewis Ph.D.

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Commentary:

Anxiety is the chronic disorder of the 21st century. Tragically, most of its victims are unaware of their anxiety, until it becomes so severe it won't be denied. Anxiety can be the result of childhood trauma, addiction, adulthood loss, or internalized shame. The damaging event does not, in itself, cause anxiety; but continual denial of it does! What does this mean?

The human heart is a resilient heart capable of renewing itself over and over again!
Renewal requires talking, remembering, feeling, and resetting our perception of life.
How do we make this happen? We:

  • acknowledge what happened to us by remembering
  • grieved our losses and emotional pain
  • forgave those who hurt us
  • gained a new understanding of our lives
  • respect our strength to survive

What usually causes long-term anxiety is pain we thought didn't matter. Though 'we put it out our mind,’ our body does not forget! Pain withheld causes symptoms that won't be denied.

We feel tired, irritable, defeated, unloved. We get sick, have panic attacks, accuse others of trying to hurt us, develop compulsive disorders known as addictions, and so many
more symptoms that all make our lives difficult.

Anxiety can become so familiar that we fear living without it. We pretend it gives us energy, motivates us to get things accomplished, and protects us from being ripped-off.
Don't make anxiety your best friend because in the end you will lose!

October's discussion of anxiety could be a life-saver. The thoughts we share won't save you, but a new awareness could motive you to look within. Taking your life seriously
maybe the greatest love affair you will ever have...and who doesn't want that?
So join me as we tear into anxiety and learn to use it, instead of letting it consume us!

Topics of discussion during October will include: Is anxiety ever helpful? What causes anxiety? Should I take a pill or seek a cure? The kind of anxiety that is never your friend? What is the connection between anxiety and illness?

Join me in this discussion about life.

Let's talk!
Ann


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    America,
    Red and Blue,
    we are standing tall because we remember You.
    Our ancestors died to built this nation…
    on earth a place of peace and reconciliation.
    Americans were willing to fight each other for freedom’s sake
    and foreigners who were on the take.

    Our leaders must be ‘in our vision’
    With a noble heart right from the start..
    No room will be made for deceivers or dictatorial believers.
    Our Constitution is the guide that lead us through 244 years of pride!

    Stand in line to vote…mail your ballots with hope
    because America is YOU!
    This election is not about a Man
    It’s about our vision for one another…and this Land.
    aml

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    No rent or money for food..
    No job to give hope..
    They call helping us socialism..
    and those of compassion a communist dope..
    How have our minds become twisted..
    Separated from what America has always insisted..
    Was us… the hungry, the poor, and restless hearts searching for a new tomorrow?
    We must regain our pride and reclaim the legacy of kindness inside..
    Give freely without suspicion..
    We all must eat and shelter our families so life can be sweet..
    Let our America be happy again..Amen!

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    Whatever our political position we have all lived with extreme anxiety for the past four years. The stark contrast in this election leaves no gray areas for us to be kind to one another. We need the peace that ‘being reasonable’ can create. Vote for peace!

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    The President’s anxiety is driving him deeply into outrageous behavior.

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    What you don’t know causes anxiety.
    What you don’t want to know causes ignorance.

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    Don’t let political anxiety drive you to feeling that your neighbor is an enemy.

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    This election is not only a test of our politics, it’s a test of our conscience.

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    America released itself from Britain, slavery, gender discrimination and now the insanity of this administration. Take action so we can breathe easy again!

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    Americans know that are at war…that’s why they’re coming out in droves to cast their VOTE. Action is best cure for anxiety!

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    Anxiety is a symptom that alerts us to be
    aware,
    think,
    be patient,
    pay attention and
    be responsible for yourself.

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    When you are consumed with the fear of anxiety you may never find its cause.

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    What is anxiety?
    Fear
    Uncertainty
    Distrust
    Worry
    Our body’s messenger
    Symptom
    A 21st century epidemic.
    The cure is learning you are enough!

  • Ann Mody Lewis

    There would be less anxiety in the world if those who live in abundance cared about those who struggle to eat.

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    If this President wins another four years we are complicit in our destruction.That should cause anxiety.

  • Ann Mody Lewis

    This month I deviated from my usual psy-spiritual writing because I felt compelled to introduce a conversation about our political devisiveness. The comments were honest, and I respect that honesty no matter what your view. I’m reminded of one simple truth:
    Dishonesty always causes chaos!
    We will recover because the ideals of America are greater than any one person.

  • Ann Mody Lewis

    Nemonte Nenquimo 35, mother and activist, was named Time’s, 2020, most influential people. She reminds us of the meaning of spiritual leadership.
    Her tribe always leads collectively she says. Their decisions and opinions are communal. Yet now she finds herself on the global stage representing not just her people of the Amazon, but all Indigenous people fighting deforestation, genocide and destruction around the world.
    Capitalism, which leads without spirituality, is the enemy of the people and the Earth. Nemonte, finds good men and women, who live by an ‘inner reverence’ for life to help her. Be an activist yourself…understand what stands before us and vote!

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    ‘Who we really are’ is always revealed, if not quickly, but always eventually.