Are we awake or dreaming? Perhaps we are dreaming we are awake? Maybe yesterday we were dreaming or tomorrow we'll be awake. Whether awake or dreaming our consciousness as an integral part of existence goes on. Here is where I try to sort out my understanding of what just is. Namaste!
Anxiety strikes when our thoughts resist our actions or our
experiences (and this can be past or present). Sometimes thoughts fly through our minds so quickly that
we do not even have time to consciously acknowledge them. Even without
the conscious acknowledgement of thoughts, emotion can still attach to
them and the result can leave you feeling anxious and uncomfortable. If
you feel anxious, take some time first
to just breathe deeply and slowly. After a few breaths, slowly begin to
consider the thoughts running through your head. Take apart the
cacophony one thought at a time. Find the ones that are resistant to
anything that you are doing or experiencing. See if you can find a way
to re-think those thoughts in a more calm and balanced way. Consider
what you can accept and what you can alter (if the actions were past, there is nothing you can do - accept it, accept you, forgive you and love you and then let go). Worries are borrowing
trouble so deal with the now. If you can but pay a little attention to
your thoughts, you can recenter yourself from the toxic poisonous
chemicals of anxiety...you can find your way back to peace and you can
get back to feeling yourself again. As with all things good, this does
take effort. But, hey, you are always worth the effort, right? :)
Blessings of love and peace!
(c) 2012 Jaie Hart (photo is not mine but a random internet find...kudos to the artist though, this is beautiful).