Anxiety is a common plague amongst us today, spreading like wildfire through our brains be it via Instagram or over coffee with a well-intentioned friend.
Until an antidote is discovered in the form of cure-all pill, we must take matters in our own hands or rather our own heads. This way we can train our brains to face the fear and help it dissipate quickly before our body begins to live in a permanent adrenaline high. When you get continually bombarded with fear from the limbic system, it is difficult to use reason to fight it, as we know emotions are stronger in the brain than thoughts.
Luckily, there is one thing you can do that will cut across this brain barrier in just a few minutes of concentrated effort:
Give yourself time to go into the emotion, no longer than 10 minutes, but within that ten minutes answer the following five questions:
- Where in my body do I feel this? Describe in detail.
- What do I want to tell this fear? Talk to it as if it were a person.
- When in my early childhood did I feel the same way?
- What do I want to tell the little person inside of me about what happened originally that scared me?
- What did I do in the past that got me out of it?
Do not study this or stay in these questions more than 10 minutes. Then, stop these fear-based thoughts by assuming a parental tone as if talking to a child.
Use what is called: The Universal NO Principle
This concept confirms a metaphysical truth—that we have a strong force inside of us which can override our old conditioned self. State to these old conditioned neuropathways, emphatically, in a loud authoritarian voice:
“No! This is not the way it will be! NO! Be Gone! You will not take over like this. NO! Go away now. I am in charge now. Instead of your fear, I am substituting unlimited possibilities of something better and higher than your type of thinking. NO! No! No!”
And then it will….be gone.