Anti-Anxiety Meditation Medication


God takes care of the birds of the field. How much more he will take care of you, if you let him.
God takes care of the birds of the field. How much more he will take care of you, if you let him.
If I were a carefree bird peering into the window of my life, what would I see?

Would I see that I really do choose my own thoughts each and every minute of each and every day?

From this birds eye view, do I finally realize that my thoughts do not think me?

Does my mind soak up the reality of these past two concepts, I think my own thoughts, my thoughts do not think me?

Do I make everything in my life have the same importance, as if I am putting out a fire?

Is everything I do, done in a rush?

Do the little things, and the big things in the day I am given to live, all have the same life or death deadline?

Who creates my deadlines?

Who fills me day with things to do?

Am I a slave to everyone else’s desires and expectations?

Do I overload my day to give myself a sense of importance?

Do I think that if I do what everyone else wants me to do that they will like me better?

Am I important in my eyes if I do not have “things” to accomplish?

Is being constantly being busy my badge of validation for being on the earth?

Do I control my e-mail, instant message, social media, iphone/ipad/technological gadgets, or do they control me?

Do I feel free to turn off e-mail, instant message, social media, stream feeds, or do they control me?

Is my boss manipulating my time away from work, off the clock hours, with unrealistic expectations on my time?

What is important to me?

What are my priorities?

When do I de-stress each day?

How do I de-stress each day?

Is how I de-stress each day healthy?

Am I addicted to the glorification of busy?

Am I unmolested by obligations?

Do I want to take more control of my life?

Do I want to make changes?

From this perspective, do I understand I possess the ability to have a good day, or a bad day?

Do I realize that I am not a ping pong ball in the game of life?

No matter what happens, do I take full responsibility for me life in every situation?

Do I understand that no matter what happens on any given day, I am in charge of my reactions?

Do I know that reactions, like thoughts, are not things that “happen” to me, that I actively choose them?

Do I understand that I am not a victim unless I want to be?

Do I know that the only way for me to have a good day is for me to DECIDE to have a good day, in every life situation?

Do I see that the days I am not having a good day is because I am refusing to see the “other,” or “brighter” side of things?

Am I ready, willing and able to make the changes needed for a quieter, happier, more productive life?

Where do I experience quiet moments in every day, unattached from social media and electronic gadgets?

Do I know what it feels like to be in a field of butterflies?

Do I know the fresh scent of the wind and the earth after the rain?

When was the last time I felt refreshed?

When was the last time I took a walk in nature, or sat on a rock in the sun?

When was the last time I laughed?

When was the last time I prayed?

When was the last time I let God into my life?

When was the last time I went on vacation?

When was the last time I listened to the crickets at night?

When was the last time I tasted, really savored, a delicious meal?

When was the last time I watched a sunrise or sunset in the quiet stillness?

When was the last time I touched ultra soft sand?

When was the last time I smelled freshly squeezed lemons, or oranges?

When was the last time I told myself I did a good job?

I am of high value, priceless, and created in the image and likeness of God.

Namaste

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Nature Does Not Hurry, Yet Everything Is Accomplished ~ Lao Tzu


Do you ever find yourself rushing around until life’s no fun? Is your to-do-list longer than the distance from here to the moon? Will you turn into a purple pumpkin if you do not get it all

You are part of nature. Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. Soak in the peace and relaxation.

done? How is your blood pressure? Having any physical side effects to stress yet? Is your speech coming out faster than a sonic jet? Texting, eating, drinking, on the cell phone while driving, see the problem? Are you addicted to activity? Where’s the balance?

Breathe.

You are in control of you, not your schedule.

You are in control of you, not other people.

You are in control of you, not the situation.

If the merry-go-round of life is going too fast for you, stop and simplify. Find your balance point. It is literally a matter of life and death. The fastest way to age is to live a life of prolonged, severe stress. Stress brings on major, serious illness and death.

Everyone can push extra hard in life, for a short while, to help someone out, to rise to the occasion, or if the job demands a short but strenuous burst of energy from you. Your employer does not own the rights to your life. You do.

No one can sustain prolongued stress. The body breaks down. Your emotional self breaks down. It is not what nature intended for you on the day you were born. At first you may not associate various ailments and symptoms as stress related. Stress is not a natural state for us. Stress is not good for us, no matter how used to it we are.

How do we break out of this extremely addictive, self-destructive habit of racing through life like a chicken with its head cut off? Like changing any other habit, it is going to take 21 days to try on new habits of relaxation techniques, slow breathing exercises, body stretching like yoga, and even aerobic activity, like walking, jogging, bike riding or swimming. You know what works for you. Give yourself breaks, that is life saving.

Take a moment to watch how nature works. Roses do not rush to bloom. They take their time. They open and unfold slowly, all in good time. Savor each moment in this life. You are here for a reason. If you fly through your life too fast, you will miss so much. We all have 24 hours in a day. How you spend it really is up to you.

It is a mistake to give everything on your agenda the same emergency intensity, as if completing each task is equivilent to putting out a fire. You are a human being, not a machine. We all know this. It is good to be reminded from time to time, not to take ourself so seriously. When you’re stressed, the first thing to go is your sense of humor. That’s a clue.

Lao Tzu once said,  “Nature Does Not Hurry, Yet Everything Is Accomplished.”

Our heavenly Father made us part of nature. We are made of the stuff of the earth. Our vitamins and minerals replenish what we deplete each day, such as magnesium, zinc, copper, calcium, etc.

God’s Son, Jesus, while he was on earth telling us how best to live said in Matthew 6:25-34, “On this account I say to you: Stop being anxious about your lives as to what you will eat and what you will drink, or about your bodies as to what you will wear. Does not life mean more than food and the body more than clothing? Observe intently the birds of heaven; they do not sow seed or reap or gather into storehouses, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth more than they are? Who of you by being anxious can add one cubit to his life span? Also, why are you anxious about clothing? Take a lesson from the lilies of the field, how they grow; they do not toil, nor to they spin; but I tell you than not even Solomon in all his glory was arrayed as one of these. Now if this is how God clothes the vegetation of the field that is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much rather clothe you, you with little faith? So never be anxious and say, ‘What are we to eat?’ or ‘What are we to drink? Or ‘What are we to wear?’ For all these things the nations are eagerly pursuing. Your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.*

“Keep on, then, seeking the Kingdom and his righteousness, and all these other things will be added to you. So never be anxious about the next day, for the next day will have its own anxieties. Each day has enough of its own troubles.”*

  • Taken from the New World Translation Bible
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