Saturday, June 14, 2008

The Anxiety Cure

You may or may not know that recently I've had some random problems with anxiety. I've posted a little about it now and then. Well, the other day I happened upon an article in my "Today's Christian Woman" magazine about overcoming worry. The author said that whenever she tenses up and feels nauseated, she medicates and breathes deeply. I cracked up laughing, mostly because, in a way, I could relate. At one point, my doctor had given me some anti-anxiety medicine so it was a familiar mental scene.

As I continued reading, however, the rest of the paragraph didn't make sense to me. I mean, it made sense, it just didn't "go" with the opening sentence. It was talking about worshipping God and reciting his blessings to yourself and to him. Of course, I totally get that, but asked myself what it had to do with anti-anxiety drugs. Then I went back and re-read the first part...

"Whenever I tense up and feel nauseated, I meditate and breathe deeply."

Oops.

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