Learning how to forgive is complex, and it can’t happen overnight. However, it is possible, and you’ll be so much better off when you succeed. Studies on people who practice forgiveness and positive thinking techniques indicate an overall reduction in the risk of illness. In this context, “forgiveness” refers to deciding that you are willing to let go of feelings of resentment and anger towards another person, abandoning the urge for revenge and instead, trying to approach life with a clean slate.
Living with anxiety is like being followed by a voice. It knows all your insecurities and uses them against you. It gets to the point when it’s the loudest voice in the room. The only one you can hear. And it’s overwhelming and scary!!! Sometimes we need to be reminded to be gentle with ourselves, to be compassionate because we are doing the best we can.
What do we exactly mean by anxiety? If depression often occurs due to looking to the past and dwelling on the negative things that have happened, anxiety can be thought of as looking to the future and ruminating about all of the negative things that could happen.
I would like to give you an overview of how I (as a Spiritual Counselor and Psychologist) look at depression.
Let me ask you a few questions: Has depression been a barrier to thriving in your life? Have sadness and frustration gotten in the way of your using all you potential in life, at work, or at school? One of the most common physical disorders in our culture is pain. One of the most common emotional disorders in our culture is emotional pain. Sadness, frustration, overwhelm: all of these have the same brain chemistry. It all comes under the heading of depression.
Love is the opposite of fear. To heal your fears, it is imperative to learn how to love yourself. Everything in your life flows from your relationship to yourself. Learn to treat yourself like someone worthy of love, respect, and compassion, and your life will flow more effortlessly, abundantly, and joyfully than you can imagine. You see, you will learn how to love yourself when you finally understand that by simply being a uniquely miraculous part of this world, you are worth it. You are worth loving.
What binds humans? Love. Powerful in small spaces and yet with profound affect in distances, Love defies time. Outliving its object, Love is faster than Light, for Light requires time in order to travel through space but Love reaches its object instantaneously. Love journeys forever into infinity and is here binding lives. It is a universal force!