I saw something the other day that made me stop and think. It said anxiety is a result of not accepting that where you are is where you are supposed to be.
It’s like swimming against the current in a river. You’re working so hard and getting nowhere. But if you just relaxed and went with the flow, you would get to the same destination with much less stress.
So many times we second guess ourselves. Why are we doing this job? Why are we with this person? Why did we get this illness? What did we do wrong? Maybe we did nothing wrong and we are in the exact right place to learn the lessons we need to learn to prepare us for the next chapter.
Once we make that decision, everything can be seen through a new light.
Charles Spurgeon said, “Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.”
Our thoughts rule our life. They decide whether we see the glass as half full or half empty. They frame our outlook.
Wayne Dyer said, “The truth is that there is no actual stress or anxiety in the world; it’s your thoughts that create these false beliefs. You can’t package stress, touch it, or see it. There are only people engaged in stressful thinking.”
As we enter a season that many find stressful, how can we stop and breathe and decide that all is as it should be? As Aesop once said, “A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.” The most valuable gift you can give to yourself and to others is peace of mind.