“If you’re depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.”Lao Tzu
Anxiety is a very common mental health issue affecting many people of all ages. The common denominator with those experiencing anxiety is a focus of fear toward something in the future; typically based on a past trauma or experience from the past. When we hold onto fears and trauma from the past we can subconsciously create repeating scenarios by expecting, preparing, and fearing they will occur in the future.
Luckily with time and care we can weaken the brain patterns, thoughts, and fears of our future by reaffirming our safety and peace in the present moment.
These affirmations and guided meditation were designed to help us gain control over our anxious thoughts, reaffirm new ones, and find peace where we are now.
Write, read, or listen to these affirmations when anxious thoughts arise.
Affirmations and Meditation For Releasing Anxiety
Whenever I feel that inner restlessness,
that strive for something outside of me,
that urge, and seeking for something to distract me.
When I feel the need to engage in something of the external world,
just to distract me from feeling my inner world.
That is ANXIETY.
An unfulfilled restlessness inside of me,
that seems unable to be distracted.
When I’m feeling this feeling, understand it’s okay.
Understand I can release this feeling.
When I feel this anxiety within, this means I have fear or worry about the future.
I need to go within.
What am I fearful of in my future?
What am I nervous about in my future?
What am I thinking about my future?
As I think about these things filling my mind,
I am taking a deep breathe.
I am releasing these fears.
I am releasing all worry with every exhale.
I understand that the future is perfectly aligned.
The universe, my angles, my ancestors, and all light surround me everyday.
I am guided through my future.
Every situation, every person, and every place is a collection of divinely guided experiences,
Guiding me toward unconditional love.
So, I am releasing all restlessness, worry, and fearful thoughts or beliefs about my future.
I am here right now.
I am safe.
I am joyful,
I am at peace,
Right now in this present moment is exactly where I need to be.
Nala Asa Shakur
Tyler A. Norman who now goes by Nala Asa Shakur is the CEO of The All Natural as well as the author of Love Starts Here. She’s a multifaceted creator & healer serving through various forms of artistry. Her ways of expression range from being an author, philosopher, model, holistic health guide, creative director, to a Kitchen alchemist . Through her work and her movement, #Naturalisthewaytoglow™, she inspires and assist others with personal growth, self-love, holistic healing, and finding an inner glow.
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