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Is There a Cure For Anxiety?


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26 minutes ago, sock muppet said:

Again minority posturing in the MSM to blow it up out of all proportion to make it seem ubiquitous, which is not true and just a distraction.

I think the problem now is that virtually everyone in the west backs this crap. I agree it a majority though.

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2 hours ago, sock muppet said:

 

Yes they do, that is why it was all done through the medium of the MSM and in collusion with the support group that they once had and now those that went along with this are having to deal with the fact of the truth has been found of what they have done, and all of it was done to expose them by words alone.

 

 

Again minority posturing in the MSM to blow it up out of all proportion to make it seem ubiquitous, which is not true and just a distraction.

 

 

He honestly looks at you and says the same thing, so be careful where you point those accusing fingers of yours, they often bend right back to the one doing the pointing, words are more powerful than any weapon, 👍

I never asked God to make me, so he can think what he wants about me. Supposedly he knows all about me. You seem to be under the idea that God can do no wrong. I just don't get that.

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On 6/4/2023 at 6:30 PM, Jason57 said:

I never asked God to make me, so he can think what he wants about me. Supposedly he knows all about me. You seem to be under the idea that God can do no wrong. I just don't get that.

 

All i can do is ask you to read the Bible and discover a very profound truth about his only begotten son whom we know as Jesus Christ, among many other titles that he has, when you do, and as i said before, you will find yourself feeling a little bit silly on this subject.

Now i ask you, can you tell me anything about how a simple flower grows in completeness and not just, "well you stick a seed in the ground, add water and sunshine and it just grows and then flowers", i mean every process about how it came to be, the path it took in this reality, the atomic, molecular, chemical, electrical, quantum physics and time of it all? can you tell me anything of this?

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5 minutes ago, sock muppet said:

 

All i can do is ask you to read the Bible and discover a very profound truth about his only begotten son whom we know as Jesus Christ, among many other titles that he has, when you do, and as i said before, you will find yourself feeling a little bit silly on this subject.

Now i ask you, can you tell me anything about how a simple flower grows in completeness and not just, "well you stick a seed in the ground, add water and sunshine and it just grows and then flowers", i mean every process about how it came to be, the path it took in this reality, the atomic, molecular, chemical, electrical, quantum physics and time of it all? can you tell me anything of this?

I'm not gardener or farmer. I've read the Bible. As for Yeshua, their have been other Christ's in life before Yeshua. What makes you think He's is the truth, and not just another crazy guy or prophet?

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6 minutes ago, Jason57 said:

I'm not gardener or farmer. I've read the Bible. As for Yeshua, their have been other Christ's in life before Yeshua. What makes you think He's is the truth, and not just another crazy guy or prophet?

 

That is for you to decide and no-one else, whats true for you, may not be true for another, it is a very personal journey that we all take in relation to our place within reality, 👍

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This is a really great video by Billy Carson connecting our emotions to science and spiritual practices. Getting clear on how to control your emotions and thought patterns is the way to combat anxiety and bad past experiences which we can tend to relive over and over, thereby taking us down in a spiral of negativity 

 

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How Can We Protect Ourselves From Anxiety?

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Excerpted from Lesson 17: The Revelation of Jesus Christ to the Apostle & Evangelist John the Theologian, Rev. 13: 16-18 (Series 3, Section 2), by Fr. Peter Heers

 

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Anxiety is an embedded fear response. Breaking through fear is the key to everything right now. 

Religion is generally a fear based mind control method. By believing in a saviour you give away your true power and surrender to fear. Most religion relies on fear of death in one form or another. Political and financial programming relies on fear of loss. (Or not having enough)

Our power lies within not without.

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I cured my panic disorder by writing my big fat PTSD story out and putting everything into perspective and decompartmentalizing everything, but my anxiety disorder continues to annoy now and then. I really really want a benzodiazepine but nobody wants to give me them because of my history of drug abuse. Gotta find me a crooked doctor or go black market even though I'll be using them for their intended purpose and I wouldn't be abusing them too terribly much.

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The 'cure' for anxiety is to identify what it is that makes you anxious, and then deal with it.

 

Sorry but drugs and other 'remedies' only deal with the 'symptoms' of anxiety, and in some cases can lead to further complications, but they never deal with the underlying cause.

 

Answer the question "what makes you anxious?" and that is your starting point.

 

Once you have identified the cause of your anxiety, then you have two options to deal with it.

 

1) Stop doing or avoid whatever it is that causes your anxiety

2) Conquer your fear by facing up to it, tackle whatever it is that you're afraid of, then once you're no longer afraid then you won't be anxious

 

Anxiety is a psychological issue, a reaction to any type of fear.

 

In my opinion, it is not something that can be 'cured' or treated using drugs or medication. Of course, if you were to see a doctor or GP about this condition then naturally that will be the first thing they prescribe, and then they've got you for life.

 

Therapy might help, but rather than pay a lot of money to sit and talk with a 'shrink', perhaps talk with family or friends instead?

 

I read a lot about how so many young people these days have 'anxiety issues', and I'm not surprised by this, because it seems that our education systems, as well as their own parental guidance, are not adequately preparing them for dealing with the 'real world' once they leave school/college/university.

 

It's all psychological. Good mental health and wellbeing leads to good physical health and wellbeing.

 

If you are fearful and afraid of everything, then you are more easily psychologically manipulated.

 

When I was much younger, I was very shy, quiet and reserved. It still surprises me now how confident and outspoken I have become in the last ten years or so.

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15 hours ago, Grumpy Owl said:

Answer the question "what makes you anxious?" and that is your starting point.

 

Once you have identified the cause of your anxiety, then you have two options to deal with it.

 

1) Stop doing or avoid whatever it is that causes your anxiety

2) Conquer your fear by facing up to it, tackle whatever it is that you're afraid of, then once you're no longer afraid then you won't be anxious

 

Anxiety is a psychological issue, a reaction to any type of fear.

  

IMO a certain amount of anxiety is healthy and a necessary part of our survival instinct of fear and anger (fight, flight and fawn response) and it originates in the "reptile" brain stem, the primitive part of the brain. It becomes a problem when the response becomes overactive and we can become anxious in everyday situations like socialising and if we stop or avoid them we are severely limiting ourselves so it becomes a type of disability. So I'd only recommend # 1 if it's something you're happy with avoiding, or as a temporary measure. 

 

#2 'conquering the fear' is a better long-term aim, but how? There's a lot of good psychological advice around, but I don't like the idea of conquering it because that sets up a sense of fighting and struggling against it from the outset. And the anxiety is part of me too so I'd be setting up an inner conflict against myself.  There's masculine and feminine approaches to this, the feminine approach is to accept it and make friends with it, to blunt its impact and reduce the need for it.  As the Susan Jeffers book says "Feel the fear and do it anyway".

 

I guess both masculine and feminine approaches involve rewiring the brain to make it respond more appropriately and healthily to external stimuli. So it takes time, as you suggest it can take years. Adults still have some brain elasticity but less than children when their brains are growing. That's why it so important to bring up the children well so they don't get these problems in the first place. 

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1 hour ago, Campion said:

MO a certain amount of anxiety is healthy and a necessary part of our survival instinct of fear and anger

Agreed. I think we have evolved on a technilogical level much faster that an anotomical evolution can keep up with. Add to that groups who want to keep us stressed and you have a good control model.

I agree that a certain amount of controlled anxiety is beneficial. Harnessed the right way with rational thought we can turn our anxieties into positive action. Maybe it could be in improving our quality of life or enabling us to consider choices for our own personal development and knowledge for example. Concerned about how events were unfolding gave me the final push I needed to become more self sufficient. Also becouse of the anxiety around rising bills as a family we really looked inward to search for what was really important and necessary. As a result of this the impact of rising prises has been muted to a large degree. Plus by being proactive it doesnt feel like we have made cut backs.

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On 1/12/2024 at 1:57 PM, RobinJ said:

nxiety is an embedded fear response. Breaking through fear is the key to everything right now

I agree though I think, as I posted above, that used in a controlled and rational manner anxiety can help us to make critical choices in a positive way. I try to turn every negative into a positive. 

I appreciate the "fear" you are alluding to is more to do with world events etc. In this respect you are spot on. I accept that as an individual I cannot change the inexorable march into chaos but by understanding why and how this chaos is unfolding helps me to be in control of my immediate area of influence. As a result of being relaxed I am then able to consider how I could possibly join with others to bring about a better reality (for want of a better term).

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