Inner-Peace is a choice

Peace is a conscious choice that we all make every time we wake up and start our day.

What does it mean to have peace? The dictionary defines peace as freedom from disturbance; quiet and tranquility. I define peace as the ability to not be anxious, worry, or overly concerned with events, places. and time.

Anxiety is a thief of inner-peace. It inhibits ones nature to relax and enjoy the moments.

I used to have anxiety issues about the whole dynamic process of going to the grocery store. The steps of getting dressed, getting my purse and keys; driving to the store; selecting groceries; delivery and put away groceries. The anxiety was heightened by insecurities that I was making a conscious choice to leave my home (sanctuary) and enter a possible road calamity; then not be able to reach my grocery item on the tall shelves or not even be able to locate the item sought. Then I would have to re-enter the driving arena once again and hope there is no accident. Once home brings the groceries was a challenge because of plastic bag failure to hold all the groceries weight. Or what if someone takes the opportunity to steal my groceries while I am inside.

Needless anxiety promotes illness of the body and the mind. With the above scenario I would be almost paralyzed by fear, then feel foolish for having been overly anxious, to begin with,

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Worry a close cousin on Anxiety robs one of rational thought and creates hyperbola scenarios to occur.

If it can go wrong- it most certainly will is the thought of worry. When my husband would be over an hour late and not call me with an explanation my worry feature would go into overdrive. I would immediately have envisioned him in a fatal car accident on the way home. I could see me at his funeral mourning my loss. And then see me destitute without any means to support myself.

Excessive worry condemns the thinker to a pre-sequenced chain of events that they have very little control over.

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Overly concerned called Obsessive Compulsive Behaviour takes the attention of what is and what ought to be to a new depth.

Obsessive Behaviour is an uncontrollable urge to repeat the process of a thought or action to a finite conclusion. It is not based on rational thinking entirely, its feelings about an idea and how it makes one feel. The feelings actually justify the obsessive-compulsive behavior in the mind of the one with OCB/OCD.

Health Team, Haley, offers this scenario: A passion for cleanliness-

Washing the hands after leaving the bathroom or before eating are sensible hygiene precautions that everyone should take but what happens if OCD takes control? It can drive a person to wash their hands repeatedly to satisfy the demon in their mind that tells them maybe they have still not got rid of all those threatening germs. This OCD passion for cleanliness can take many different forms, For example, as well as hand washing it may drive this person to wash cutlery and dishes or clean the floor repeatedly. They usually realize there is no rationale for repeating these actions but convince themselves “just to be on the safe side…”

One can lose their inner-peace over about anything. The steps it takes to accomplish a goal as in anxiety or overcome worrisome emotionally charged scenarios or be obsessive with anxiety and worry.

 

 

 

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