7/6/2021 - Focus

It appears that I can only focus on one thing at a time. This can be a number of things to "choose from" like Fear, Anger, Joy, Depression. When I am not thinking about the number two, it does not mean that it does not exist, just that I am not focusing on it right now. However, as soon as I need to, represent in my mind, the number of apple slices I have when cutting an apple in half, the number two receives my focus. Therefore Fear requires my "Focus". When I am not thinking about it, that

9/25/2020 - Fear Related To Expectations

The greatest contributor to Fear and Anxiety (a fancy word for fear) is expectations. We expect only good things to happen to us. We expect to be treated fairly and kind. That others will only ask of us what we feel we can comfortably do. This is why, after an episode of trauma or disappointment, we can feel calm and at peace, because these expectations have been, temporally, destroyed. The good news, is that we have the option, the free will, to let go of these expectations as any time.

9/8/2020 - Affirmations

I am Grateful

I have Joy

Repeating this mantra fills the mind when it would otherwise be consumed with worries driven by anxiety...

8/20/2020 - I Deserve Nothing

I “Deserve” Nothing. I find that anxiety is always centered around the fear of not getting these things that I feel I deserve . However, I must be humble and accept that everything I do get is a Blessing . I Don’t deserve to not have bad things happen to me I Don’t deserve to not fail and look bad I Don’t deserve to have people understand me I Don’t deserve for things to go my way I Don’t deserve to not have pain, or to be sick I Don’t deserve t

7/21/2020 - It Can Always Be Worse (or how to feel Gratitude at all times)

First, see the Joy blog post. In that post Joy was described as “ A feeling of great pleasure and happiness ”. This is a desirable thing, but is is noted in the post that this required Gratitude . Gratitude can be difficult to have during difficult times, or so it would seem. Actually, it is possible to feel Gratitude at all times: We know that no matter what we are going through, things could always be worse This is always the basis for any Gratitude Gratitude requires H

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