Befriending Anxiety

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Lyndi Smith
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Feeling anxious? A practice to help us soothe our struggle with worry and anxiety.
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16 reflections
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Jenn
Stress
I learned not to resist what I feel. Step back, see it for what it is and accept/sit with it.
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Cris
Let go...
It is ok to feel anxiety. Inhale exhale let go. Everything is going to be ok.
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Caitlin
Constant companion
Anxiety is always with me every day, be it being anxious at work or being anxious over things like locking the door. I’ve slowly gotten better with anxiety, knowing that it’s okay to feel anxious instead of being mad at myself. Sometimes I wish it wasn’t so bad as it is but it’s just how I am I guess. Being able to accept anxiety though helps with not letting it control your life.
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Tammy
Befriending Anxiety
Such a great lesson. So many times we fight against our feelings. Stressing ourselves even more. I need to acknowledge my feelings. Accept them. Then let it go and move on.
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Walter J
Calming...
Great session on: Accepting - all things as they are and Letting Go - of their control of you. Great reminder that we all have difficult times so we should learn how to deal with them. This practice is a great tool to help us do just that... Accept & Let Go. Also a great reminder we should be the observer of the events around us. Not a judge, nor a victim, but the observer. Very freeing and calming thought and way of life. Namaste, ❤️☮️🍀
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Darren
Relief
I control my anxiety Just let go of the stress, if you can't let it go it will dictate your life. At that point you are not in control of your stress, your stress is in control of you.
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Kristen
Feeling tension leave my body
This was the practice I needed this morning. I could feel the tense go out of my fingers. When my dog came over and insisted on being petted as I was getting started, I did it and didn’t shoo her away. The calm and affection from her was part of what I needed now.
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Torrin
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The breathing exercises were better for this one. Idk if it did anything I'm still feeling awful but at least it was better this time. I guess. Idek. I just want to be able to do my job without crying, face all the bs going on without losing my goddamn mind.
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Marcela
Reading your comments make me better
I feel so anxious, I just woke up from a horrible dream that felt so real! It was horrible. And I usually tend to look up dream meanings and it got me even more anxious. I need to stop doing that and start meditating more. This helped. Especially reading through comments.
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Vicki-lee
Relaxed
I actually feel quite less anxious. It’s always so amazing how focusing on something as simple as breathing helps to calm you down
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Emilie
Anxiety
I felt very relaxed and I let go of all the bad thoughts I have had about myself and really helped me a lot
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Amanda
Just being
I’ve been working a lot on accepting what is and allowing feelings to come and go. I’ve been in a constant battle with my anxiety so learning to accept it for what it is has been helpful for me.
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Kayla
I felt very relieved after this meditation.
It is ok to have anxiety, everyone goes though it. Accepting that made me feel a lot better throughout the meditation.
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Joyce
No Denyin’
A good reminder that we can’t just ignore our feelings but instead have to face them, embrace them, then let them go. Namaste
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Alicia
Acceptance
I learned that I can accept that I feel anxious in order to allow its expression and then allow myself to let it go.
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Lillian
Accepting what is
Leaning in to anxious thoughts and feelings helps them dissipate amd melt away.