CLB 023: The Seeds of Calm in Anxiety

seeds of calm

What do I mean by the seeds of calm lie in anxiety?

Well… the idea for today’s podcast episode came to me as I was reflecting on how to better help people open up and make space for feelings of anxiety rather than continuing to struggle with them. That’s something we’ve talked about in previous episodes, however it’s also one of those things that can be easier said than done.

So upon reflecting on my own experience I realized that the biggest shift for me in regards to being able to make space for anxiety came when I shifted my perspective of anxiety – when I changed how I viewed anxiety.

In today’s episode I’d like to share how I shifted by perspective on anxiety, how I shifted my consciousness and how I came to look at it as a gift.

Yes, I said “a gift.”

Key Points Re: Seeds of Calm

  • yin-yang-ios-7-symbol_318-34386Yin and yang are opposite sides of the same coin so to speak. They are opposites, yet they are interdependent upon each other. They can’t exist without one another. And one can be transformed into the other and vice versa.
  • Yin and yang are rooted in one another
  • There are seeds of sadness in happiness and opportunities in every risk. And there are seeds of calm in anxiety.
  • Just as yin can be transformed into yang, we have the power to transform anxiety into calm.
  • As Dr. Wayne Dyer says, “Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.”
  • Change the way you look at anxiety and the anxiety itself changes.
  • What if viewing anxiety only as a curse or an unhealed wound sets us up to be dominated by a sense of resentment and fear?
  • When we have this kind of relationship with anxiety, do we not then tend to look at it as an enemy, and so we become defensive towards it? And when we become defensive, don’t we get even more tense instead of calm like we really want to feel?
  • What if, instead, we chose to shift our perspective and view anxiety as a source of healing, as a gift?
  • If anxiety is a message born within you, speaking to you through you, then it’s within you to heal.

Episode Transcript

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From a healing intention, I encourage you to join me in observing anxiety differently.

What if anxiety is a doorway to healing?

What if instead of a curse or unhealed wound, anxiety is a gift?

What if the seeds of calm lie within anxiety itself?

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