On Anxiety and Fear
anxiety as another name for challenge and you can accomplish
new, the different is almost always scary: but each time you
try something you learn. As the learning piles up the world
opens to you.
problem is that:
is one thing to urge somebody else to take on these
anxiety-producing challenges. It is quite another to get
ourselves to do it.
You cannot learn if you do not try.
"anxiety-producing challenge" is to go through with
courage, an "anxiety-provoking situation" often
enough, until one learns that there is nothing to be worried
has never been able to eliminate anxiety by avoiding the
things that cause it.
of us feel fear at one time or another. The reason for fear Is
insecurity, mostly of the unknown.
broad techniques to handle fear is to have faith.
in your own strength.
Faith that you are stronger than the situation.
Faith that the hand of God is holding yours at the time of
in the present, a moment at a time. Do the best you can, in
the given circumstances and to the best of your capacity and
somehow the future will take care of itself.
and exhale deeply, slowly, rhythmically several times relaxing
with each exhalation.
helps the circulation to become normal and you will feel less
your heart becomes paralyzed with fear, your vitality is low
and disease germs get a chance to invade your body.
... Analyse your reason for fear. Do what you can about it.
Then deliberately take your mind away — say your favourite
prayer or mantra and visualise the power of your prayer
destroying the fear then ... Make yourself visualise that all
is well and you are protected.
anxiety persists in spite of your will, remember, that you may
be helping to create the very experience you are dreading.
positive people who can help you.
Vedantic attitude would be to truly believe that you are the
Invincible spirit and as such fear and anxiety have no place
in your life.