It feels frustrating at times that I still have been managing and working through anxiety every day. I feel better. I've been healing and moving forward. Why does it come back? Anxiety, the emotion, is a part of life at times. It is a legitimate emotion - when warranted. It doesn't have to control my life. This emotion is human.
I'm speaking lovingly with anxiety more and more trying to reassure it that I'm not trying to rid myself of the necessary emotion that is built in to keep me safe. But just to let it know it doesn't have to be standing at attention and ready for battle 24/7. It can stay tucked in my heart and rely on me to keep it safe. It can trust I do listen and I will respond if necessary. I lovingly tell it to stand down and not be active all day long. I want it to rely on me that I can keep us safe at all times.
Here is today's podcast: