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Anxiety, I laugh in your face.


Anxiety, I laugh in your face because you are an imposter. You make us think we have cancer when it's nothing of the sort. You make us think we have heart failure when our hearts are good and strong. You make us think we are about to die when we've decades of good life ahead. And when those doctors tell us that all is well you sow seeds of doubt in our minds.

Anxiety, for all your bluff and bluster and the bad feelings you give to me and my friends you are really a Big Nothing. You cannot kill us, you cannot physically cripple us and you can't even send us crazy. I have nothing but contempt for you and your bullying ways, I laugh in your face.

I think of all the good times, good jobs, good relationships that you have soured with your mean and spiteful ways. But you have a weak spot, your Achilles heel, and I know your secret.

Anxiety, you may be my nemisis but I am yours. I know your secret. I know how to destroy you and as time passes more and more of my friends here come to know it too. All we have to do is stop fighting you and show our contempt for your tricks by accepting all the bad feelings you raise against us with less and less fear as each day goes by. Fear is food and drink to you, it provides you with the sustenance you need to attack us. When we deny you fear you soon weaken and die.

Anxiety, you are really a Nothing. You don't show up on x-rays and scans; even with the most powerful microscope in the world you are nowhere to be seen. Why then should we fear a Nothing?

Anxiety, you are a Nothing and a Nobody and I laugh in your face.

5 Replies

You're the best Jeff1943...That really made an impact. It made me want to get up and cheer you on. We need more positive reinforcement like this to get people to believe in themselves and not the thoughts anxiety feeds them. Thanks so much for sharing.

This touched my heart. It actually knocked off some of my anxiety, very wise words!

Jeff1943, I've made you famous. I printed off your post about Anxiety and have it above my computer right now next to some of the quotes from Dr. Claire Weekes.

Thank you for your encouraging posts and responses.

Yet again Jeff! Hit the target. The point you make about it not showing up under a microscope is very pertinent. Yet we continue to believe the lies of anxiety and paradoxically, the test results and diagnostics that so many people ge to reassure themselves are ignored!!!

I hope you don't mind Jeff but this was so awesome that I shared it with my anxiety group on Facebook but I didn't include your name for privacy reasons... I've had health anxiety and panic since 9 years old. I'm now 60.. Its been of and on when I was raising my kids but came back with a vengeance in 2009.. I love what you said cause its so true.... Anxiety is such a bully and you spoke it like it is. Thank you... 😊

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