generallyanxious.com

Anxiety Network – www.anxietynetwork.com

Look: there are even different kinds of anxiety! This is a great resource for anxiety sufferers, offering definitions of different types and links to resources such as books, CDs and mantras. There are so many reassuring quotes on this site, I can’t list them all! But be sure to check out Coping Statements for Anxiety. Also, see if this brings you comfort (source: A Personal Note to People with Anxiety from Dr. Richards…):

You may be someone who thinks that you’re the only one in the whole wide world with these horrible anxiety symptoms.

Without exaggerating, many millions of people in the world at this very given moment are going through exactly the same horror and trauma that you are experiencing. It is helpful to know that you aren’t the only one going through the painful anxiety disorder that you currently experience.

ANXIETY, NY Times – www.opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/category/anxiety/

Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, by George Lucas

 

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Star Wars, an epic film series based in a fictitious galaxy, follows good and evil and the delicate balance between them.

There are many instances of Eastern philosophy and being “mindful” throughout Star Wars. This is one of my favorites. Two Jedi Knights, Obi-Wan and his mentor Qui-Gon, have boarded a cruiser to settle a dispute with the Trade Federation.

This scene is right at the beginning and it smacks you in the face!

You could do worse than learn from a Jedi.

OBI-WAN
I have a bad feeling about this.

QUI-GON
I don’t sense anything.

OBI-WAN
It’s not about the mission, Master,
it’s something…elsewhere…elusive.

QUI-GON
Don’t center on your anxiety, Obi-
Wan. Keep your concentration here
and now where it belongs.

OBI-WAN
Master Yoda says I should be mindful
of the future…

QUI-GON
…but not at the expense of the
moment. Be mindful of the living
Force, my young Padawan.