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The Roots of Anxiety

In Billbergia, Conscious Living, Homework, Puya, Vriesea on February 27, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Today I had to make a decision on a rather benign and non-life threatening business issue. As I approached the point of commitment, I noticed that I was extremely anxious about what I was about to do.

As my practice is to ‘notice and not judge’ what I do, I decided to get to the bottom of the anxiety. Now when I say this, I wasn’t looking for a clear answer or a “memory of the time I…” which set up the current axiety. What I was looking for was a simple comfort with what I was about to undertake. After all, anxiety didn’t fit the situation… but it did fit my perception of the situation.

I was nervous.

My usual practice whenever something is stressful or emotional is to ‘sit with it’. By this I mean I sit with my ill feelings and allow them to float up into my awareness. If I don’t have time right then and there, I sit down at a later date and review the ill feelings when I can. Usually before bed.

My point is that I always review my inner stress the day that it happens. And it doesn’t take long to do so and bring closer either. Read the rest of this entry »


Lessons for the Week

In Study Group on June 21, 2009 at 5:38 pm

Logo_Skyflowers Study GroupThe King of Bromeliads In this weeks study group we will look at the subject of leadership, the art of making good decisions and the problem caused when we ‘abdicate’ from responsibility for our lives.

Session timesTues 7.30pm Armadale, Wed 1.30pm Elsternwick is cancelled. See Tour Dates for Address.

Calm – The Mentone group will be looking at the subject of calm, how we create anxiety in our lives by mental congestion and what to do when we do ‘lose our cool’.

Session timesWed 7.30pm Mentone. See Tour Dates for Address.