It is a whale of debate.
Is anxiety meant to be fought? Or is it meant to be accepted? If you asked me years ago, I would hoot and hollered that it should be fought until it is cold out.
Seo Fighter Attitude What my college coach gave me was strength:
You have to fight for everything in your life.
Fight for your workouts. Fight for your relationships.
Fight for your success. Fight for everything.
This surprised me. This made me realize that those things were just a fall in their place. Don’t leave it to chance. If you want great health, you have to fight for it. If you want a great relationship, you have to fight for it. And anxiety and fear seemed no different.
And who is this Fighter Attitude for its own place, the more I learned about anxiety, the more I realized that perhaps fighting ourselves is not always the best way. In his book The IS Fear Cure, Says Dr. Lissa Rankin, “It’s not so much about fear of healing; it’s more about letting your fear heal you.”
What if we run with this idea …
What if fear was showing us what needs to be healed in our lives?
What if we were afraid of showing us where our next growth area is?
What if we were afraid of showing us where our current boundaries are?
What if fear was showing us the edge of our current ability?
Here is an example:
Let’s say you’re afraid to speak in public. Most of the population is afraid that he is stiff about this. This was something that pleaded with me most of my life. I was lucky though. By using this fear, he showed me how to help more people. By using this fear, he showed me how to express myself in a completely different way. By using this fear, he showed me how to grow as a person.
How can YOUR fear help you?
What if you were just afraid to give us a sealed envelope? And we had to rip open to find out the hidden message. And what if we accepted this message instead of fighting it? Instead of running from it. Or pulling it. Maybe he’s telling us that we need to heal some previous injuries. Or find a better way to do something. Or change our beliefs about how the world does choir be.
And accepting does NOT mean giving up. It does NOT mean to say “This is just who I am ” either. Sin nonsense. You are far more than your worries. It is simply a matter of accepting that at present [key word] fear / anxiety is present in some cases.
It doesn’t have to always be there.
But now it is.
And maybe … but maybe … by accepting … and accepting … it will open you up to understand it more and ultimately how to end it. But it’s worth trying out how it works for you.
You may be pleasantly surprised.