Anxiety: Acceptance and Action

By now you are aware that you are suffering from Anxiety. I can assure you that you are not the only one. Most of people, at one or another point in their life, will have to face up to the situation. There is no reason to panic (especially if you are the victim of a panic disorder) or fret over it. Whenever there is a problem, there is always a solution. I will provide in a series of posts with a list of the treatments that are available at a minimal cost.

Healing starts with Acceptance. I am not saying that you have to become best friends with your disorder. Neither should you treat it like an enemy. Instead, it would be advisable to accept it and embrace it in a way that will allow you to get over the initial shock of the diagnosis. Once you establish the fact that you are suffering from a mental disorder, you should start looking at the root of the problem. In a sense, you should treat the situation as a wake up call that will get you back on the right track. Anxiety does not come out of the blue. It develops over a period of a few months or years and it is the result of extreme stress. So, it is time that you start questioning the causes, instead of moaning about the outcome. What stressors do you face on a daily basis? What displeases you in life? What pleases you in your surroundings or your situation? Do you wish something was different? Is there room for change? Once these questions are answered you can start devising an action plan. The problem will not disappear overnight. You need to prepare yourself for your healing and act on it. And this is what I call Active Acceptance.

Being passive is not advisable and I am the living proof of that. When the psychiatrist diagnosed my Panic Disorder, I accepted my fate and started preparing for a life with continuous panic attacks that would have been controlled only by medication. I could not have been more mistaken. The result was the trading of the Panic Disorder for a Generalised Anxiety. Only when I decided to take the situation in my own two hands, have I started seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

One piece of crystal advice here. In all issues of acceptance the best crystal to facilitate the process is chaolite.


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